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Home | Local Update | Bluebird’s return to Coniston

On Friday 9th February 2024 The Ruskin Museum announced that Donald Campbell’s Bluebird K7 will finally be returning to Coniston.

The legendary, world record breaking Jet Hydroplane will take its position in the specially designed and built Bluebird Wing of The Ruskin Museum, here in the centre of Coniston village.

The Ruskin Museum will issue further details of this exciting development when they have established a timetable for moving the boat to Coniston and installing her for permanent display. And we will also publish the timeline here on our website, and on our social media pages, so you can be part of this historic event.

It is hoped however that Bluebird K7 will return to Coniston during March 2024, before Easter.

It fills us with immense pride to have supported the cause to bring Bluebird home and we hope that many of you will be able to come and see her in her new forever home.

For those wanting to be part of this momentous occasion, you can book your stay in Coniston village here.  

UPDATE 04/03/2024

On 4th March, the Museum announced the date of Bluebird’s return will be Saturday 9th March with her going on public display from Tuesday 19th March.

Bluebird is expected to arrive in Coniston around 4pm on Saturday (9th) with the public invited to witness this long-awaited and historic moment. Join us in Coniston village for this momentous occasion.

UPDATE 10/03/2024

Bluebird arrived safely in Coniston Village and was given a wonderful reception by crowds who waited hours in the bitter cold to welcome her home. She will be on public display at The Ruskin Museum from Tuesday 19th March

Gift aid your entry fee, and receive free membership of The Ruskin Museum for 1 year – so you can visit Bluebird as many times as you like for 12 months!

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