Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House Art Galleries

Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House
Bowness on Windermere
LA23 3JR


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Blackwell is one of England's most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20th century. Designed by M. H. Baillie Scott between 1898 and 1900, it is a superb example of Arts and Crafts movement architecture.

It occupies a stunning position overlooking Windermere in the English Lake District and has recently been restored and opened to the public as a gallery for craft and applied arts.

Blackwell's growing Arts and Crafts collection includes important pieces from throughout the Arts and Crafts era. The Arts and Crafts displays are augmented by important twentieth century and contemporary craft and applied arts.

In addition to works drawn from the collections at Abbot Hall, some pieces are borrowed from generous private collectors and public collections such as the large Cotswold School collection at Leicester City Museums. The Trust is continuing to acquire important Arts and Crafts pieces, and a purchase fund has been formed for this purpose. This has already been used to purchase and restore the Manxman piano by Baillie Scott which stands in the main hall at Blackwell. .

Attraction Details

VenueBlackwell The Arts and Crafts House
AddressBowness-on-Windermere, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JR
Opening times10am - 5pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeArt Galleries


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