The Laurel and Hardy Museum
What better place to house a museum dedicated to these kings of comedy than Ulverston, the birth place of Stan Laurel. Coincidentally Bill Cubin, the Mayor of Ulvertson in 1976, was a huge fan and collector of their memorabilia. His collection kept growing and Bill found others who shared his interest, resulting in the occasional private showing. These proved popular and he opened his quirky little room up more and more until an official opening was arranged in 1983.
After many happy years at the old site, the museum was starting to get over crowded so a new location was sought. After much deliberation the Roxy cinema complex was decided on and opened in 2009 to coincide with the unveiling of the statue in the town centre.
There is plenty to read and see for everyone all now presented in a much more accessible way for the casual fan, while still retaining plenty of depth for the big fans. The cinema remains and they have also taken over the main auditorium of the Roxy Cinema complex. With even more room to browse, films on the Big Screen and a new homage to the roots of the exhibition in Bill's Place.
Address : Laurel and Hardy Museum, The Roxy, Brogden Street, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7AH