the Ruskin - Museum of the near future

The Ruskin - Museum of the near future

Home to the leading collection of the works of John Ruskin (1819-1900), the epoch-defining writer, artist and social thinker


Working with visitors and scholars from across the world, we explore how Ruskin's ideas can unlock the pressing cultural, social and environmental issues of today and tomorrow.

At The Ruskin we promote debate across the arts and sciences, using the collection to investigate culture and heritage, landscape and the environment. 


The Ruskin – Library, Museum and Research Centre, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YB 
Telephone: +44 (0)1524 593587

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