museums and attractions

Maritime

Cobh Museum

Scots Church, High Road, Cobh, Co. Cork, IRELAND.

  • Part disabled access

The museum is situated overlooking Cork Harbour with exhibitions reflecting the cultural, social and maritime history of Cobh. Formerly known as Queenstown,…

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Maggie Law Maritime Museum

William Street, Gourdon, Nr Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, DD10 0LW.

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Housed in the old two storey coastguard building, beside the old harbour and slipway (the Gutty) in the centre of Gourdon, the 'Maggie Law' was one of…

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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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Fishermen’s Heritage Centre

The Slip, West Cliff, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8JT.

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The museum tells the story of the private (non-RNLI) Sheringham lifeboats, with information about the crews and the lives they led. The centrepiece is…

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Lighthouse Visitor Centre

The Lighthouse, North Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17 2BE.

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  • Souvenir Shop

Learn about the history of North Ronaldsay’s lighthouse and its relationship with the island. Find out more about the famous Stevenson lighthouse family…

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Lowestoft Maritime Museum

Sparrows Nest Gardens, Whapload Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XG.
Tel: 01502 512 434.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Britain's most easterly museum, set in the picturesque Sparrow's Nest Park. The museum has historic photographs and paintings, a scale-model boat collection…

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Maritime Heritage Centre

Next to High Sands, Creek Campsite, Greenway, Stiffkey, Norfolk, NR23 1QF.

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Displays of our fishing and wooden boat building heritage, including crab fishing, whelk fishing, and fishing life and communities. Tells the story of…

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Happisburgh Lighthouse

Lighthouse Lane, Happisburgh, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 0PY.

It is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain.

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Steamship Freshspring

The Quay, Bideford, Devon, EX39 .

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Built in 1946, 'SS Freshspring' is on the National Register of Historic vessels. She was the last of 14 Fresh Class water carriers to be built, all of…

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Newport Medieval Ship

Unit 20, Estuary Road , Queensway Meadows Industrial Estate, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, NP19 4SP.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Uncovered during the construction of the Riverfront arts centre in 2002, the ship is the most complete fifteenth century vessel ever found. It provides…

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Waterlines

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

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Visitor centre and museum in restored buildings close to the attractive harbour at Lybster. Exhibits on local area and industries.

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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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Ullswater ‘Steamers’

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

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  • Part 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 Belfast

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

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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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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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Time & Tide

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

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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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Tall Ship (The) at Riverside

150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, Glasgow, G3 8RS.
Tel: 0141 357 3699.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Of the many hundreds of ships built in Glasgow’s shipyards, the 'Glenlee' is one of only five Clyde built ships still afloat in the world today and she…

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Walton Maritime Museum

The Old Lifeboat House, East Terrace, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8PZ.
Tel: 01255 861 440.

  • 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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Withernsea Lighthouse Museum

Hull Road, Withernsea, Yorkshire, HU19 2DY.

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  • 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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Zetland Lifeboat Museum & Redcar Heritage Centre

The Esplanade, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 3AH.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The Zetland is the oldest surviving lifeboat in the world and is listed within the National Historic Ship Register as part of the Nations Historic Fleet,…

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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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U-Boat Story

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

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  • 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 WW2.

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Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House

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

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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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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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