museums and attractions

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Steam Yacht – Gondola 2020

Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN.
Tel: 01539 432 733.

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The original 'Gondola', a re-built Victorian steam yacht, was first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the National Trust, gives passengers…

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South Foreland Lighthouse 2020

The Front, St Margaret's Bay, Dover, Kent, CT15 6HP.

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A landmark of the White Cliffs, the Victorian lighthouse was built to warn mariners of shifting sands and guide them through the Strait of Dover. A place…

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Souter Lighthouse & The Leas 2020

Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 7NH.

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Hooped in red & white and standing proud on the coastline midway between the Tyne and the Wear. Souter was the first lighthouse in the world designed and…

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Cobh Museum 2020

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

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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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Cobh Heritage Centre 2020

The Queenstown Story, Cobh, Co. Cork, IRELAND.

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Situated within Cobh’s beautifully restored Victorian railway station, a building with its own historic story. Learn about Irish Emigration story, trace…

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Buckler’s Hard 2020

Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7XB.
Tel: 01590 616 203.

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18th century village where ships of Nelson’s fleet were built. Maritime museum traces its history with models, pictures, shipbuilders’ drawings and…

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Brunel’s ss Great Britain 2020

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

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Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew. Descend below the glass ‘sea’ to touch the world’s first…

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Blue Town Heritage Centre

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

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

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Arklow Maritime & Heritage Museum 2020

Bridgewater Centre, North Quay, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, IRELAND.

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There are displays on the maritime history of Arklow, focusing in particular on its boat building, lifeboat and fishing traditions. With photographs of…

Transport / Maritime

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse 2020

Ardnamurchan Point, Kilchoan, Acharacle, Argyll, PH36 4LN.

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Soars to a height of 120ft. It was designed and built in 1849 by Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson, whose family designed most of Scotland’s…

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Arbroath Signal Tower Museum 2020

Ladyloan, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 1PU.

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The museum is located near Arbroath's picturesque and busy harbour, in a complex of buildings which were originally used as the shore station and family…

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Aberdeen Maritime Museum 2020

Shiprow, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 5BY.
Tel: 01224 337 700.

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  • Part disabled access

Tells the story of the city's long relationship with the sea, and houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port…

Transport / Maritime

HMS Unicorn

Victoria Dock, South Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, Angus, DD1 3BP.
Tel: 01382 200 900.

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  • Part disabled access

Nearly 200 years old, the Frigate 'Unicorn' is one of the world’s most remarkable historic ships and Scotland’s only example of a wooden warship, now…

Transport / Maritime

Hull Maritime Museum

Queen Victoria Square, Hull, Yorkshire, HU1 3DX.
Tel: 01482 300 300.

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  • Part disabled access

The museum is largely devoted to the fishing, whaling, merchant shipping and dock industries and is situated in the former Victorian Dock Offices.

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Sail Loft

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

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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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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry–Londonderry, Co. Londonderry, BT48 6LU.

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Exhibitions at the museum include the Story of Derry and An Armada Shipwreck 'La Trinidad Valencera'. The museum also boasts the only open air viewing…

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Paddle Steamer – Waverley

Waverley Terminal, 36 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow, Glasgow, G3 8HA.
Tel: 0141 243 2224.

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Britain's last sea-going paddle steamer, built in 1947 and powered by a triple expansion diagonal steam engine which can be seen in the engine room. ***WAVERLEY…

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Salmon Bothy Museum

Links Road, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, AB45 2SS.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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