Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories will be a fabulous destination on the lake where boating heritage comes to life. Steam launches, sailing yachts, motor boats and record-breaking speed boats will be exhibited in the Boathouse, on the water, and in the large exhibition galleries. Every day the conservation team will be in action in the Workshop.
The museum is now in the exciting final stages before we open the doors. Inside, our collections are being installed and spaces being made ready to welcome visitors, local Cumbrians, steamboat enthusiasts, businesses and schools. Outside, we are landscaping 250 metres of lakeshore that has previously not been accessible to visitors. Later this month, look forward to the launch of our new website with more information about visiting in 2019.
Visitors to Windermere Jetty will get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at objects awaiting conservation. You will hear tales of the boat-builders and owners, their lives and adventures while learning about the fascinating developments in design and technology. We will have exciting learning and community programmes for children and adults and provide a wide variety of training opportunities.
Windermere Jetty will be the Lake District’s biggest new attraction in 2019 and we are now looking for people to be involved in providing a world-class visitor experience. More jobs will be posted on our website over the next few weeks, so keep checking back.