Maryport Maritime Museum


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1 Senhouse Street Shipping Brow
Maryport
Cumbria
CA15 6AB
England

The Museum houses a wealth of objects, pictures, models and paintings that illustrate Maryport's proud maritime and painting tradition. The collection at the Museum was initially based on the donations of items by local resident Miss Annie Robinson, and consisted almost entirely of artefacts from or linked to the Town of Maryport. Miss Robinson was instrumental in setting up the Museum in 1974. The collection has grown in all areas since then. During the refurbishment of the Museum in the 1990's several items were obtained on long-term loan to be used in the displays. Occupying three floors, the museum houses a diverse and fascinating collection of artefacts. The majority of exhibits hold a unique association with Maryport's maritime, industrial, social and political history, having been donated by townspeople and those connected with the port. Two of the most interesting artefacts in the museum are this painting by William Mitchell and the scrimshaw whales tooth.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon-Thurs 1000-1700 Fri-Sat 1400-1700 Sun 1400-1700

Charges:

FREE.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)

Services:

  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service

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