Maryport Maritime Museum

Maryport Maritime Museum

Location : Maryport

Maryport Maritime Museum will be closing its doors at 3.00pm on Wed 31st August 2022 – to reopen in Christ Church sometime in 2024.

In the interim we hope to reopen temporarily in Senhouse Street, but this has yet to be verified.

A new William Mitchell painting has been added to the collection, Old Maryport in the year 1834 looking over to the Graving Bank to the Drawbridge Moat Hill.

image of the front of the Maryport Maritime Museum in Maryport, Cumbria

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The Maryport Maritime Museum contains an interesting look into Maryport‘s proud maritime heritage. There are a variety of exhibits including paintings, models, and many interesting objects from a whales tooth to telescopes and tools. There are displays about Fletcher Christian, of the mutiny on the Bounty fame, and Thomas Ismay owner of the Titanic.

image of the interior of the Maryport Maritime Museum showing display cases, nautical objects and life rings

The building, formerly the Queens Head Public House, is built on one of the first plots of land to be developed by Humphrey Senhouse II when the town was built.

image of an aerial view of Maryport showing the Maritime Museum on a cross roads

Opposite the Maritime Museum is a sculpture by Colin Telfer, whose workshop is in Maryport, commemorating the town’s history of mining.

2022 Opening Times:
Closes on 31st August 2022 until 2024 when it will reopen in a new location

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1 Senhouse Street, CA15 6AB. Tel: 01900 813738.
Email : [email protected]

Grid Ref : NY 035366