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Rheged is a gallery, café, cinema, shopping venue, workplace and creative space on the edge of the Northern Lakes. A place where kids can be kids in our Indoor Play and Making Space and 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 releases and family favourites 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. Enjoy the show with sweet treats from our Deli including Kimi’s Gelato, popcorn and hand-packed confectionery range from Bon Bon’s.
Our 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.
Where children can get creative decorating a range of models including bunnies, dinosaurs, masks, letters and more with decorative patterned papers in our Decopatch workshop.
In our spacious Gallery we host a changing programme of four exhibitions every year which have a connection with our Cumbria home. We are proud to exhibit work by Cumbria’s artists and craftspeople, as well as emerging and established artists from all over the UK. This strong relationship with artists means we can show creativity at its most diverse, as well as reflecting life in the landscape. Alongside each exhibition is a range of creative classes led by exhibiting artists.
Our 100-seat ground-floor cafe is a relaxed dining space where you can brunch with friends, enjoy a working lunch or catch up before a movie. Our menu is inclusive and flexible, changing with the seasons and featuring handmade food and drink from our community of local producers.
Our Deli counter offers sandwiches, pies, salads, cakes and bakes made by us as you would make them at home. On the move? We offer speciality coffee by Carvetii in Threlkeld available to take away with you. 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, Jellycat teddies 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 such as Blade Rose as well as Marcus Walters screen-printed just for us sweatshirts and t-shirts. We stock a huge selection of LEGO® which features Harry Potter, Avatar, Lego City, Technic, Spider-Man, Lightyear and Minecraft.
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.
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 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. We stock a range of stationery, art materials and craft kits for both adults and children to get creative with. As well as products made by artist exhibiting in our Gallery.
Kit to inspire adventure in the Cumbrian landscape. Clothing, footwear, rucksacks, accessories, books and camping gear from KUHL, Rab, Fjallraven, Cotopaxi and mindful brands including Fjällraven, Patagonia, Howies and many more.
|Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
* Open all year, daily except Christmas & Boxing day.
Cafe: 10am – 4pm
Shops: 10am – 4.30pm
Gallery: 10am – 5pm
Deli: 9am until the start of the last film
Filling station: 6am – 10pm
Just 2 minutes from M6 jct 40, off the A66 heading towards Keswick
Accessible by Public Transport: Penrith station is 2 miles away.
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