Unlock the Vault today and discover Kirkby Lonsdale’s hidden stories!
Enter through the iron gate inside the Tourist Information & Gift Shop and discover an interactive experience called the Vault…
Step back in time and meet the historical characters with their stories of Kirkby Lonsdale, concealed amongst the old safety deposit boxes at the back of The Old Bank building. You will be in the company of characters such as J.M. Barry, who was inspired by Kirkby Lonsdale’s beauty when he wrote Peter Pan, and listen in as artist J. M. W Turner and art critic John Ruskin muse over “one of the loveliest views in England, therefore in the world”.
Once you have entered this world of hidden stories and unsung heroes you will want to know more! Book onto a Guided Vault Walk to delve further into the mysteries of Kirkby Lonsdale and venture through the cobbled streets and secret ginnels with one of our local, trained guides.
After learning at first hand about Kirkby Lonsdale’s rich cultural history, browse the Tourist Information & Gift Shop to start planning your day trips to the nearby Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. Here you will also find a range of perfect locally crafted souvenirs, some of them exclusive to the Gift Shop.
The Vault is now contactless and COVID-19 friendly.
The Vault is free open in line with the Tourist Information & Gift Shop opening hours.