In Year 2 we are learning about the history of significant people and events in Whitehaven. We spent the morning on a harbour trail with Alan from the Beacon museum. He told us all about the history of the harbour and the mines.  The children were very excited to see the sea locks being opened to let a boat through. After a well-earned lunch we made their way to The Rum Story. Here the guide showed us around the museum and told us stories about how rum came to be made in Whitehaven and the part the Jefferson family played in this. How lucky we are to have all this history right on our doorstep!