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Mayflower Museum

3-5 The Barbican, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2LR.

  • Part disabled access

The museum is set over three floors and explores the story of the voyage of the Pilgrims and their journey aboard the 'Mayflower' to the New World.

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Cowes Maritime Museum

Cowes Library, Beckford Road, West Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7SG.

  • Part disabled access

The collection incorporates all aspects of local maritime activity from shipbuilding to sailing. The museum displays a selection of objects and images…

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Salmon Bothy Museum

Links Road, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, AB45 2SS.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Housed in what were the ground floor ice house chambers, with displays, artefacts and information about Portsoy’s harbours, industry, trade and Salmon…

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Classic Boat Museum

117a Medlina Yard, Thetis Road, West Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 7DJ.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

A fascinating collection of sailing and power boats of local and national interest to both family visitors and maritime enthusiasts alike. Displays include…

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Brunel’s ss Great Britain

Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6TY.
Tel: 0117 926 0680.

  • Parking
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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Discover the ship that changed the world. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew. Descend under water…

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Blue Town Heritage Centre

69 High Street, Blue Town, Sheerness-on-Sea, Kent, ME12 1RW.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The centre is jam packed with items, memorabilia and arefacts of the amazing feats of history of the island.

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Time Ball Tower Museum

Victoria Parade, Deal, Kent, CT14 7BP.

  • Souvenir Shop

The museum is over four floors with displays of maritime artefacts, but most importantly on the roof is the Timeball which was used in the past to help…

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Deal Maritime & Local History Museum

22 St Georges Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 6BA.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The displays portray the changing history of Deal, Walmer and the surrounding area and it is packed to the rafters with fascinating glimpses into the past.

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Steam Herring Drifter – Lydia Eva

Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30.
Tel: 07927 602 934.

  • Souvenir Shop

The only surviving steam herring drifter ‘Lydia Eva’ and side fishing trawler ‘Mincarlo’. Both floating museums of the herring fishing industry.…

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Balloch Steam Slipway

The Pier, Pier Road, Balloch, Dunbartonshire, G83 8QX.
Tel: 01389 711 865.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Original winchhouse and slipway, built 1902. Audio visual & interactive displays. See website for “in steam” days. Next to paddle steamer 'Maid of…

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Southwold Sailors Reading Room

East Cliff, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6EL.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The room was built in 1864 as a refuge for fishermen and mariners when not engaged at sea, as an endeavour to keep them out of the pubs and encourage them…

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Llyn Maritime Museum

Old St Mary's Church, Church Street, Nefyn, Gwynedd, LL53 6LB.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Local maritime history including ship building, coasting vessels, herring industry and everyday life at the turn of the 19th century.

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Unst Boat Haven

Unst , Haroldswick, Shetland, ZE2 9ED.

Maritime history of Shetland boats. Original wooden boats of various types that have been in use over the past 140 years. Old tools, fishing gear, documents…

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Ullswater ‘Steamers’

The Pier House, Glenridding, Cumbria, CA11 0US.
Tel: 01768 482 229.

  • Parking
  • Full disabled access

Sailing for over 150 years on England’s most beautiful lake, the company currently has four diesel-powered vessels operating on lake cruises, including…

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Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House

NI Science Park, Queen's Road , Queen's Island, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT3 9DT.

  • Parking
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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The dry dock where 'Titanic' was on the eve of her fateful voyage in April 1912. Tour the massive pumps that drained the dock in only 100 minutes as well…

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Time & Tide

Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX.

  • Parking
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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Great Yarmouth's rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea. Wander through a Victorian…

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U-Boat Story

Woodside Ferry Terminal, Woodside, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 6DU.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The story of U-534, raised from the seabed in 1993 and restored. A unique insight into life aboard a German submarine during WWII.

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Titanic Belfast

1 Olympic Way, Queen's Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT3 9EP.

  • Parking
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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Inside this iconic building, visitors will re-live the entire Titanic story from her birth in Belfast to the fateful maiden voyage and her eventual discovery…

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Walton Maritime Museum

The Old Lifeboat House, East Terrace, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8PZ.
Tel: 01255 678 259.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Built in 1884, the Old Life Boat House is now used as a maritime museum. Amongst the collections are former lifeboats, James Stevens No.14 & City of Leicester,…

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Watchet Visitor Centre & Boat Museum

Harbour Road, Watchet, Somerset, .

Started life as a goods shed built in 1862 as the terminus for Brunel's Bristol & Exeter Railway. In the museum can be seen many different types of flatner…

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Waterlines

Lybster Harbour, Shore Road, Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6DB.

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  • Full disabled access

Visitor centre and museum stand in restored buildings close to the attractive harbour at Lybster.

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The Nottage

The Quay, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO7 9BX.

  • Part disabled access

The Nottage Maritime Institute is the proud guardian of the maritime traditions and love of the River Colne and its people. The museum contains a fine…

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Scottish Maritime Museum

The Linthouse Building, Harbour Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8BT.
Tel: 01294 278 283.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Learn about Scotland’s importance to maritime history, and about the people that built and sailed Scottish ships around the world. Build and test your…

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Withernsea Lighthouse Museum

Hull Road, Withernsea, Yorkshire, HU19 2DY.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

One of only a handful of lighthouses built inland, standing 127ft (38m) high in the middle of the seaside town. The base of the lighthouse features RNLI…

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