ALL DRIVERS - If you enter Cockermouth from
the A66 (bottom of map shown above) turn left at the first traffic
lights onto Gallowbarrow otherwise you are directed out of town
towards Lorton due to the layout of the one way system. It is
recommended you go to any car park except Fairfield as this
is a very expensive short stay supermarket car park.
Coach parking - click here for information
on free coach parking and information on Cockermouth.
For more information on the car parks and
car park charges click here: Car Parks
On street parking for one hour (free) is available but you have
to display a disc - see next paragraph. Please note that the
traffic wardens employed by Allerdale BC are proving to be obsessionally
inflexible in interpreting the rules in car parks and for on street
parking - fixed penalty tickets have been issued for not parking
between the lines in the car parks and being a minute or so over
time. Car parks are currently (2005) Pay & Display. Riverside
& Market Place are just across the road from the museum and
all the other long stay car parks are only a few minutes walk to
the museum, follow the pedestrian signs. It is recommended you use
a long stay car park as there are lots of things to see and do in
Cockermouth. Wakefield Road car park is probably the best as it
has easy access by footbridge directly on to Main Street, it is
next to a children's playground and is ideal for riverside picnics
- but see Eating below.
SUNDAY. The disc zone does not operate on Sundays, you can park
all day for FREE in the marked bays along the roads. If you go
in a car park you will have to pay.