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What's on in Workington?

Located on the mouth of the River Derwent, the ancient market town of Workington always has plenty of things to do.

Right in the centre of town is Washington Square Shopping Centre, which was opened in 2006 and where you will be able to fulfil all your shopping needs thanks to a mixture of big name brands and small, local businesses.

Workington Town Council recently agreed to fund the town’s Helena Thompson Museum for the next three years, ensuring the story of Workington reaching a wider audience.

The museum was bequeathed to the people of Workington by Miss Helena Thompson, a local philanthropist, in 1940. It houses displays of pottery, silver, glass, and furniture dating from Georgian times, as well as the social and industrial history of Workington and the surrounding area.

After you’ve a spot of shopping and a museum visit head to the Plaza Cinemas to relax and watch a movie. They have all the latest Hollywood blockbusters and film releases.

Workington has many impressive sites to see including Workington Hall, Pele Tower, St John's Church and Jane Pit, a 19th century coal mine built by Henry Curwen.

For music and theatre fans in Workington find out what's on at Carnegie Theatre. With top comedy, musicals and gigs planned for 2015 it's going to be another exciting year for this arts venue.

Make sure you pop into Monroes Bar too for your live music fix and the chance to discover your new favourite Workington band. Have you met the very talented Tundra, Ivory Veins and Thy Demise yet?

If you’re into sport, Workington definitely has something for you. Both Workington Town rugby league team and the Workington Comets speedway team share a home at Derwent Park so get down there if you want to see some good sporting events.

Finally, something for the kids. The Funtastic Soft Play centre is great for the little ones, and has a cafe serving fresh food and drinks so you can stay entertained too.