How To Find Us

Florence Arts Centre is at Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria CA22 2NR.
Our phone number is 01946 824946 and our email address: florence@florenceartscentre.com

We are open:

Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday to Sunday: 10am to4pm
If there is an evening event we re-open at 7pm

Bank Holiday opening times vary, please check for details on 01946 824946 or email us.

There is plenty of parking and good access for disabled customers and those with mobility issues. The Centre is accessed via a short ramp to the reception area; once inside all amenities are on one level including the Gallery and Auditorium; there is an accessible toilet on ground level. Seating in our auditorium is flexible so if you are coming to event in a wheelchair just let us know in advance and we will create a wheelchair space for you.

How to get to Florence Arts Centre:


By car

Approximately 15 minutes drive south of Whitehaven and 30 minutes from Cockermouth, we are easily accessible from the A595 at the Thomas Cross roundabout in Egremont. Please note the mine is signposted off the A595 but turn immediately left when you exit the Thomas Cross roundabout and then immediately left again. The Arts Centre is about 700 yards down the end of the single-track road.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you’re visiting by car from the south please note that many Sat-Navs, Google, computer maps may advise you to leave the M6 at Junction 36 and go across the south of the county via the A590/A5092. Although picturesque, this will take you through the southern mountains on single roads – the much better option is to continue to junction 40 of the M6, then take the A66 to Workington and drop down via Whitehaven and the A595. It’s marginally longer but much quicker and easier.

Public transport

Regular rail services run from Carlisle in the north and Barrow-in-Furness in the south (with onwards links from Newcastle, Glasgow, Lancaster and Manchester etc.) Our nearest stations geographically are St Bees and Nethertown, however, you may prefer to use Whitehaven which has more regular services and better links to bus services to and from Egremont.

The #30 bus runs regularly between Egremont and Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. There are onward links to Carlisle, Keswick, Penrith and more from Workington bus station.

For full rail service information click here for the Northern Rail website.

For full bus service information click here for the Cumbria County Council website.

By bicycle and on foot

It is also worth noting that Florence Arts Centre is a short walk or cycle from Egremont town centre: walk down South Street, cross the River Ehen and continue along Vale View. Turn left up a footpath / cycle route between the houses (Little Mill), opposite the petrol station. Continue under the underpass and Florence Arts Centre is a few yards further on.

We are on one of a number of designated cycle routes, close to the Coast 2 Coast (C2C) and localised trails.

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The joys of The Lake District, as seen by E.T.W. Dennis & Sons Ltd. [Postcard c. 1970s]