Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories

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Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories
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Windermere Jetty from the water.
Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories is located in Cumbria
Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories
Location within Cumbria
Former nameWindermere Steamboat Museum
Established1977
LocationWindermere, Cumbria
CoordinatesCoordinates: 54°22′15.33″N 2°55′18.02″W / 54.3709250°N 2.9216722°W / 54.3709250; -2.9216722
Key holdingsSteamboats and Yachts
FounderGeorge Pattinson
Websitewww.windermerejetty.org

Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories (formerly Windermere Steamboat Museum) is a museum on the eastern shore of Windermere between Bowness-on-Windermere and the town of Windermere in Cumbria, England. It reopened in March 2019 after 12 years' closure and redevelopment work.

History[edit]

Windermere Steamboat Museum was opened in 1977 by George Pattinson, a local builder and boat collector, on the former Sand and Gravel Wharf on the eastern shore of Windermere.[1]

In 2007, the museum was closed to the general public when it was taken over by the Lakeland Arts Trust, a local charity (now Lakeland Arts) in order to restore the collection and redevelop the site. The Trust also runs Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Blackwell and the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry. In December 2011, the Lakeland Arts Trust announced that would redevelop the site and create a series of new buildings to house the boats and a conservation workshop where they will be restored and maintained. The museum, designed by Carmody Groarke, reopened under the new name Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories in March 2019 with an official opening ceremony held on 8 April 2019 attended by HRH Prince Charles.[2][3]

Collection[edit]

18th century racing yacht "Margaret" in the museum

The Museum's collection of boats comprises 40 boats covering the history of sailing on Windermere from the late 18th century up to the present.[4]

Building[edit]

The new building was designed by architects Carmody Groarke,[5] working with engineers Arup.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Windermere Steamboat Museum to restore historic boats". BBC News. 12 April 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Windermere Jetty Museum showcases 'boats, steam and stories'". BBC News. 23 March 2019.
  3. ^ "HRH The Prince Of Wales officially opens Windermere Jetty". Cumbria Crack. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  4. ^ Wainwright, Oliver (18 March 2019). "Otters love it! Inside Windermere's magical new £20m museum". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Windermere Jetty Museum". Carmody Groarke. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories". Arup. Retrieved 23 July 2019.

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