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At a time when we are almost ready to grow significantly by opening Windermere Jetty as a world-class visitor attraction in a World Heritage Site, it is really important we recruit people with a passion and enthusiasm for what we do and what we want to achieve.

At Lakeland Arts, we come from all walks of life and backgrounds but we have one thing in common: connecting people with outstanding art and heritage in our breath-taking world-class cultural landscape.

Osprey Passes her Boiler Inspection

The heritage boiler inspector, Andrew Reen, visited Wray Castle boat house at the end of May to carry out a 'working inspection' of SL Osprey’s steam system. We’re pleased to say he was impressed with the work that has been done and passed her ‘fit to operate’.

This successful inspection means we can now go ahead with sea trials, which Senior Conservation Boat Builder, Stephen Beresford and his team will conduct in a way that mirrors the future operating model for the boat as closely as possible.

Folk song project to make waves

The Folk Song Project is well underway.

We are working with three primary schools local to the Museum to produce a new Jetty-inspired folk song.

Pupils have been working with folk musicians Sam Partridge and Grace Smith to find out about parts of the collection.

They then began to write their verses to tell those stories.

Sam and Grace (pictured above) have used an old Cumbrian folk song as their base, reworking the tune of ‘Windermere Regatta’ to create something unique for the new Museum.

The Lady in Red

Seventy years since she stole hearts at a motorboat show, MV Jane is set for a stunning return to the limelight.

Exhibited in 1938, the motor vessel was said to have won a Motorboat of the Year award.

Jane was commandeered by the Home Guard during the war and repainted grey for anti-aircraft patrols on the lake.

Jane has been lovingly restored by our conservation team. Now in her original livery, she is almost ready to turn heads again.

Plain Sailing!

Historic boats get ready for their big day.

Conservation work on several historic vessels is gathering pace at Windermere Jetty.
One of the first boats to move from conservation to the new museum is the gem of the collection - Branksome.
Built in 1896 as a luxuriously designed vessel for use on Windermere, Branksome is a unique example of Victorian panaché and engineering.