Maryport Maritime Museum

Where is it?

Maritime Museum 1 Senhouse Street, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 5AB.

Telephone: 01900 813738


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When is it open?

April to October - Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank holidays 10am to 5pm.

November to March - Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday
10:30am to 4pm excluding bank holidays

How much does it cost?

Adult: £3.00    Child: £1.00

Family Discount ~ (2 adults+2 children) £7.00

The Museum

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.

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.

A Breezy Day"A Breezy Day' by William Mitchell, 1863. A ship rounding the outer wooden pier at South Harbour, Maryport"

Whale's tooth"Sperm whale tooth etched with a picture of the whaler 'Eagle'. Carving of bone and ivory, known as "scrimshaw" work, was an art mainly from the Anglo-American whaling ships in the first half of the nineteenth century."

There are also displays about Fletcher Christian of the mutiny on the Bounty and Thomas Ismay, owner of the Titanic.

Maryport Maritime Heritage Limited

The musuem is staffed by volunteers of the Maryport Maritime Heritage Group Ltd who undertake the day to day running and care of the building and the collection.

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Contact us

0303 123 1702

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Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
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