What better way to celebrate the successes of the project than taking part in the Heritage Open Day scheme and welcoming hundreds of visitors to the Museum to get a taster of the future.
This was our fourth Heritage Open Day and it’s proving to be the most popular and exciting opportunity to visit the collection and meet the team. The site was buzzing with activity and the sights, sounds and smells of historic launches. The conservation team was on hand to provide an insight into the complex conservation work taking place and the specialist skills required to look after such an important collection of historic vessels.
There were guided tours of the collection with the Curator, delving into the themes and stories that will be brought to life in the exhibitions and displays in the new Museum. A behind the scenes peek into archival material, including historic photographs and small objects, also gave visitors the opportunity to share their own memories and experiences on the lake.
One of the many highlights of the day was the chance to take a trip on an historic steam launch; SL Shamrock and SL Mosquito visited the museum for the day taking nearly 100 visitors for a special trip on the lake in the glorious September sun. Visitors of all ages enjoyed the activities on offer and we look forward to welcoming them back to the new Museum now the project is moving full steam ahead.
To find out about the next opportunity to visit, see our website.