The Coniston Institute


The Coniston Institute is a beautiful community run village hall and facilities in the heart of Coniston, a picturesque South Lakeland village.

The Coniston Institute is a remarkable complex of buildings that has played a central role in the life of Coniston’s rural and industrial community for over a 150 years.

Founded in 1852 as a place of education, wellbeing and personal development for the families of miners and quarrymen it continues today as a cultural and social centre for villagers and visitors alike.

The Institute offers an extensive range of resources and activities, including rooms for hire, a fully functional kitchen, a library and an honest shop.

Local organisations such as the WI and community choir also meet here. 

So whether you want to hold a wedding, party or a meeting, The Coniston Institute can provide everything you need.