About the museum

The exhibition, which recounts the story of the Yeomanry, can also be seen as part of the tour through Dalemain. This volunteer corpse, comprised of many local families, was raised in 1819 to prevent civil unrest in the absence of an effective police force. They were called upon to quell Chartist riots and fought in the Boer War before serving in the Great War. The Hasell family, owners of Dalemain House, have served in the Yeomanry from the start and one of the troops of cavalry was the Dalemain Troop. Colonel Edward Hasell commanded the regiment for many years and his grandson Captain Edward Hasell served throughout the Great War.

Located in the base of the Norman Pele-Tower the museum contains many mementoes and relics of the Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry as well as the two volunteer forces that preceded it –  the Westmorland East and West Wards Local Militia and Cumberland Loyal Leath Ward Volunteers.  Access to the Yeomanry Collection is included in the entry fee for the House and Gardens.


Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times

17th March to 26th October

Sunday to Thursday 10am - 4.30pm.


Adult: £11.50
Child: free when accompanied
Senior Citizen: £8.00

Groups & schools: by appointment


Dalemain House, Penrith, CA11 0HB

Tel 017684 86450


Visiting Advice

On the A592 Penrith to Ullswater road.