An interactive Cumbrian sports showcase will be displayed at a popular museum this weekend.

Hosted within the Light and Dark gallery of Whitehaven's The Beacon museum, the Cumberland Sports exhibition will provide a fascinating insight into the area’s sporting clubs, from Cumberland wrestling to traditional hound trailing.

Councillor Anne Quilter, Cumberland Council’s executive member for vibrant and healthy places, said: “The exhibition tells the story of sport within Cumberland with text, images, videos, historical pictures, newspaper cuttings, team kits and objects.

"There will be a jersey bin for children and adults to try on various tops, a photo opportunity for you to lift The Beacon cup, and a chance to play a variety of sports on a Nintendo wii console.

“We have a rich history of community sports within Cumberland and this display brings these stories together. It’s a must-see exhibition for anyone interested in local heritage and sport.”

This exhibition that has been drawn together by The Beacon Museum’s own curator, Alex Milner with the close involvement of a variety of sporting clubs based in the Cumberland area.

A selection of sports includes aikido, athletics, cricket, cycling, fell/mountain running, karate, rowing, squash, swimming, traditional hound trailing and triathlons.

Cumberland Sports opens this Saturday (30 September) and remains open to visitors until 7 January.

On September 30 and October 1, visitors will get to visit the exhibition and The Beacon Museum’s other attractions for free.