We took a major step forward last month when we started the enabling works to prepare the old Steamboat Museum site. The next stage is to appoint a main contractor and start construction of the new museum.
Lakeland Arts is working with Carmody Groarke architects, Arup engineers and Real Studios exhibition designers to develop not only a new world-class museum but a whole new venue, something quite extraordinary to create an inspiring, engaging and enjoyable experience to appeal to everyone from the local community and tourists, to specialists and school children.
A new attraction deserves a new name, and the museum will reopen as Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories.
Windermere Jetty combines the unique collection of historic vessels, a stunning lakeside position, competition-winning design and interpretation, working conservation workshop with rare public access to the lake shore and one of the most beautiful locations in England.
Windermere Jetty will connect people to the lake in a very special way.