The Coniston Institute is an amazing village resource which has served the Village of Coniston since 1852.  It was established to promote lifelong learning and development for the people of Coniston. Our aim is to maintain and develop this facility as an anchor in civic life today. We offer a dynamic programme for education, inspiration and recreation for the whole community and visitors alike.

Monday Village Lunch


10 August 1-2pm:

Join residents, visitors and volunteers at the Coniston Institute for a sociable, home cooked meal.

£5 (children £3)

Easter Holidays

Vintage fair.






Wed 1 March- 8 April

Open every day form 10am-4pm

Antiques, crafts, seeding plants

New Mechanics youth club

full day workshop






Tuesday 31 March

Making sausages and bread at the Institute, guided hike to a lunch site to cook on a fire. Rural life skills and farm visit.

Coniston Vintage Summer Shop

15 July – 9 September 2015

14 Stalls selling antiques, vintage & Collectables. Free entry, open every day 10am-6pm

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May half Term

Saturday 23 May 1-4pm

Age 7+ (£5)


Parties and receptions

Saturday 23 May

Coniston Christmas Lights will be having a disco for all ages from 7pm to 12.00am, children will need to be accompanied by adults and will need to leave by 9pm. Fundraiser for Village lights and installation.



Tuesday 23 June 7:30pm

£5 entry

A talk by Kate Rawles about Pangea yacht expedition from Lanzarotte through the  North Atlantic Grye, exploring the effects of ocean plastic pollution.

Saturday Brunch and Antiques Cafe

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Join us for a fundraising Brunch cafe and antiques sale in the relaxing, sociable Reading Room.

Seasonal menu of all your favourite breakfast items served between 10am-2pm.

Kedgeree, eggs benedict, backed eggs in Turkish style tomatoes, fancy french scrambled eggs..Cake!

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