Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories

(See also Windermere)

The museum is closed whilst we build new, world-class buildings and conserve the collection of historic boats.

Windermere steam boat museum Swallow by Mick HuettThe Windermere Jetty Museum is home to a collection of 15 historic steam and motor boats in a covered setting on Lake Windermere. Included in the group of boats are the S. L. Dolly, salvaged after 67 years on a lake bed. T.S.S.Y. Esperance and S. L. Branksome give a taste of the luxurious level to which steamboats aspired. Esperance was Captain Flint's houseboat in Arthur Ransome's classic children's novel, Swallows & Amazons. Beatrix Potter's rowboat is on display.

Windermere steam boat museum Water Viper by Mick HuettSteam launch trips are on offer. Events are held throughout the opening months and are listed on the website.

Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories
Windermere Jetty
Rayrigg Road, Windermere, LA23 1BN.
Parking available.
Tearoom, shop, picnic area.
Swallows and Amazons exhibition.

See web site for open times.
Tel. 015394 45565
Fax. 015394 48769

Photos courtesy of Mick Huett

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