Rheged is a gallery, café, cinema, shopping venue, workplace and creative space on the edge of the Northern Lakes. A place where friends, family and colleagues can share a meal, watch a film, hold a meeting, see an exhibition, buy a gift or catch up over coffee. A flexible space for getting together or enjoying time alone with a book or notepad; a place where stories are told, ideas are sparked and the Cumbrian landscape is a constant source of inspiration.
Our giant-screen cinema offers an immersive experience unique within our region. The 18.3-metre-wide screen invites you to leap into the action of the latest Hollywood release or be transported to one of the world’s great theatres, where live-streamed opera, ballet and musical performances come vividly to life through our state-of-the-art surround sound system.
Our 100-seat ground-floor cafe is a relaxed all-day dining space where you can brunch with friends, enjoy a working lunch or share a pizza before a movie. Breakfast, lunch and evening menus are inclusive and flexible, changing with the seasons and featuring handmade food and drink from our community of local producers.
Our Deli counter offers sandwiches, salads, cakes and bakes made by us as you would make them at home. Featuring sourdough bread by More? near Kendal, speciality coffee by Carvetii in Threlkeld and ice cream by English Lakes. In our Deli shop you will find edible gifts with a strong sense of place. Local and handmade foods, including Cumbrian preserves, artisan pastas, organic wines and small-batch craft spirits. Functional cookware and eco-conscious utensils and accessories for table and pantry.
Our toy shop is packed almost to the rafters with children’s books, clothes, toys, puzzles, gifts and pocket-money treats. Children can find new titles by their favourite authors, or discover retellings of classic fairytales. Our vibrant range of children’s clothing is from brands including Little Green Radicals and Dotty Dungarees. We stock a huge selection of LEGO® which features Friends, Ninjago, Star Wars, including full range of Minifigures.
Clothing and Wellbeing
Our lifestyle shop includes stylish womenswear and accessories, exceptional beauty products, and contemporary interior accessories. Clothing ranges includes sustainable labels (People Tree; Thought Clothing), iconic names (Birkenstock) and British knitwear from Eribé and Harley of Scotland.
Our Wellbeing space showcases natural skincare and vegan-friendly makeup from emerging and established brands.Our brands include REN, This Works, Trilogy, L’Occitane, Dr Hauschka, with makeup from Stila. We also stock handmade products from local companies Bath House and Sedbergh Soap.
Find textiles, ceramics, lighting and craft to bring warmth and personality to indoor and outdoor spaces in our Home section. As well as bespoke blankets, scarves and natural scented candles created for us by craft producers and a beguiling gallery of cards and gift wrap designed and printed in Britain.
An evolving space celebrating art, design and thought. Ceramics, jewellery and items for the home from iconic names and local makers. Cards, stationery, art materials, craft kits and products made by artist exhibting in our Gallery.
Kit to inspire adventure in the Cumbrian landscape. Clothing, footwear, rucksacks, accessories, books and camping gear from mindful brands including Fjällraven, Patagonia, Howies and many more.
In our spacious Gallery, we host a changing programme of four exhibitions every year which have a connection with our Cumbria home. Some exhibitions break the bounds of the Gallery and take over the centre, so you may find art in unexpected places. Each exhibition is curated with a leading cultural organisation or a creative community around us. We are proud to exhibit work by Cumbria’s world class artists and craftspeople, often see here for the first time. This strong relationship with artists means we can show creativity at its most diverse, as well as reflecting life in the landscape.
Rheged’s state of-the-art indoor play area, designed by Tigerplay features a new café serving coffees and cakes, along with a seating area for parents and guardians.The revamped space features three slides alongside each other to race down and a specific area for young children. It also includes an elevated level including a ‘nest-like’ den which can be reached through climbing walls and ladders.
There is a disabled car park next to main visitor entrance.
* Open all year, daily 10.00-17.30 except Christmas, Boxing and New Years day.
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