About our sheet music shop...

Opening hours:









10.00 - 5.00

10.00 - 5.00

10.00 - 5.00

10.00 - 5.00

10.00 - 4.00


Tracie and Ian Penwarden-Allan are well known in and around Cumbria and the Lake District as professional musicians and teachers and have long recognised the need for a quality sheet music provider. The internet is great when you know what you wish to buy but there's no beating the high street when looking for inspiration.
With this in mind, the concept of Penwarden Music was born; customers can now benefit from personal service combined with the convenience and delivery of the internet.
Our shop in Milnthorpe, Cumbria is well stocked with all of the major titles and examination music and also boasts a fine array of pre-school instruments, gifts and accessories. Combine your visit of The Lake District with a visit to Penwarden Music.

Services Offered:

We supply the majority of titles from the ABRSM, Trinity, Rockschool, Trinity Rock and Pop, and RGT syllabuses as well as an excellent selection of sheet music covering many genres. We have a bias towards singing and brass and this is reflected in our stock list.

Complementing the music books are tasteful (in our opinion!) music gifts and stationery, and we also stock Octopus and Pure Tone (Tanglewood) ukuleles and a selection of beautiful wooden musical toys from Germany.

We also have a digital piano for customers' use to try out any pieces they may be tempted by. This is kept in our browsing room which we also rent out to private music teachers.

Why Use Us?

We admit that the internet is fantastic if you know what you want. However, its shortcomings are that you often have no idea what you are buying unless you've bought it before. Our experience is that people, and especially musicians, still want to browse music books and here you can do that in comfort. Our customers come from far and wide but are predominantly from Lancaster and Kendal where there is a huge tradition of choral singing.

You can browse our stock at your leisure and should we not stock your particular choice we provide a perusal service where we will happily order most titles for you to see first without any commitment to purchase.

The internet is extremely convenient and so everything in our shop is also available from our website. With our Click and Collect service teachers can now order books for their pupils online leaving the parents to pick up and pay from our shop at their leisure - no more worries about buying the wrong exam music!