The Rum Story – Whitehaven – CANCELLED

The Rum Story is set in the original shop, courtyards, cellars and bonded warehouses of the Jefferson family business, in Whitehaven.  It tells the story of the UK rum trade, which originally centered on the port of Whitehaven.  The journey starts in the Caribbean rainforest and graphically depicts the story of rum, bringing to life the slave trade, American prohibition, rum in the Royal Navy, rum in history, the process of rum making and more.

Headway North Cumbria will visit the Rum story on Monday 17 August 2020.  We will meet there at 12:45 for a finger buffet that will be served in the vault at 13:00.  The buffet will comprise the following:

  • Assorted sandwiches
  • Cheese and bacon bites
  • Vegetable spring rolls
  • Honey roasted Cumberland cocktail sausages
  • Fruit kebabs

This will be followed by a guided tour of the attraction.


A minibus will be laid on for those members that require transportation.  Details of timings will be given nearer the time.

The cost of this event will be £8 a head payable in advance.