Coronavirus

Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

museums and attractions

Maritime

Paddle Steamer – Medway Queen Visitor Centre 2020

Gillingham Pier, Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1RX.
Tel: 01634 575 717.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The last of the Thames Estuary paddle steamers, famous for her heroic service at Dunkirk in 1940. The Visitor Centre showcases the history of the ship…

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National Maritime Museum 2020

Romney Road, Greenwich, London, Greater London, SE10 9NF.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The world’s largest maritime museum with a vast collection that spans artworks, maps and charts, memorabilia and thousands of other objects. Explore…

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Cutty Sark 2020

King William Walk, Greenwich, London, Greater London, SE10 9HT.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Celebrating her 150th birthday in 2019, the world famous tea clipper has been extensively restored and has been raised off the floor of the dry dock in…

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Steamship Sir Walter Scott 2020

Trossachs Pier, Loch Katrine, By Callander, Stirling, Perthshire, FK17 8HZ.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A centenarian steamship sailing from Trossachs pier, Loch Katrine. Morning trips goes up the lake to Stronachlachar. Afternoon sailings are sightseeing…

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Historic Dockyard Chatham 2020

Western Avenue, Chatham , Kent, ME4 4TY.
Tel: 01634 823 800.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The museum will be closed until 30th April and possibly later, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Covers 80 acres and contains some 47 ancient monuments…

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Pilgrim BM45

Town Pontoon , Brixham Harbour, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9BP.

Built and launched at J.W & A. Upham's shipyard in the port in 1895, 'Pilgrim' is a wooden ketch rigged heritage sailing trawler and a proud member of…

Transport / Maritime

Shetland Museum 2020

Hay's Dock, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0WP.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

A collection of models of steam passenger vessels, cargo vessels, whalers and fishing boats, also photographs, small relics, etc.

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Deal Museum 2020

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Formerly known as the Deal Maritime & Local History Museum, it has displays portray the changing history of Deal, Walmer and the surrounding area. The…

Transport / Maritime

North Devon Maritime Museum 20205

Odun House, Odun Road, Appledore, Devon, EX39 1PT.
Tel: 01237 422 064.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Offers an insight into the rich shipbuilding and seafaring history of the area. In seven exhibition rooms, visitors can discover the WW2 beach landing…

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Waterlines

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Full disabled access

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

Transport / Maritime

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…

Transport / Maritime

Sail Loft

The Copper Kingdom Centre, Amlwch Port, Anglesey/Sir Fon, LL68 9HE.

  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Contains a range of displays and artefacts associated with the maritime history of Amlwch Port. It has an unusual sloping floor which it is thought made…

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Maggie Law Maritime Museum 2020

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

  • Part disabled access

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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Llyn Maritime Museum 2020

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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Inishowen Maritime Museum 2020

Old Coastguard Station, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal, IRELAND .

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Located in the old coastguard station on Greencastle harbour, overlooking one of the busiest fishing fleets in Ireland, with magnificent views over Lough…

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Newport Medieval Ship 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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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Royal Navy Submarine Museum 2020

Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The world’s only British WW2 ocean-going submarine, now ready for patrol and brought to life by real submariners. The museum is home to historic submarines…

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Withernsea Lighthouse Museum 2020

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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Watchet Visitor Centre & Boat Museum 2020

Harbour Road, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ.

  • Part disabled access

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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Walton Maritime Museum 2020

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,…

Transport / Maritime

Zetland Lifeboat Museum & Redcar Heritage Centre 2020

60 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,…

Transport / Maritime

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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…

Transport / Maritime

Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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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Titanic Belfast 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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…

Transport / Maritime

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May 2019

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£4.50

Fred Dibnah’s Made In Britain Vol.8

Pattern Making The full length collectors edition of Fred Dibnah's epic journey around Britain on his traction engine – complete and unedited.

£5.95

Fred Dibnah’s World of Steam, Steel & Stone Vol.1

Combining extensive unseen footage with highlights from Fred’s programmes over the last seven years, this series looks at the many sides of Fred…

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  • Off To See The Mayor
  • Dunstable Diamonds
  • Manx Electric Railway 125 – Part 2
  • Getting A Sweet Tooth – Barbados steam-powered sugar factories
  • Boxing Day Bash – steam gathering at Horsham
  • The ‘Tranny’

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