The Big Move

The Windermere Steamboat Museum team have been making the most of the good weather over the past few months and have been hard at work recording, packing and labeling all of the objects in the collection. The curatorial team has now relocated over 2,500 objects that relate to the boats, with enormous help from a team of volunteers. Whilst the new Museum is being constructed many of these objects will be cleaned and conserved ready to go on display and tell the stories of boating on Windermere. Careful packing of items associated with Sir Henry Segrave The conservation team has also been busy moving the workshop into temporary facilities where they will be able to continue conserving the boats ready for display both in the new exhibition space and on the water in the boathouse when the Museum opens. One of the most complex tasks the team has undertaken is the relocation of the boats in temporary storage on site, including the ferry Mary Anne pictured above. The collection has been moved to enable the construction of the new Museum to take place and to ensure the boats are away from all the activity. The store has only moved a short distance but the logistics of moving such a vast collection are not to be underestimated! We are thrilled to be moving into the next stage of the project and look forward to keeping you up to date with progress.

WSM Newsletter August 2014

Welcome Aboard

We are very pleased to welcome two new members to the museum team. Helen Parr joined us in May as our Learning and Interpretation Officer and has a key role in developing the interpretation that will be in the new displays as well as planning the exciting learning and activity programmes that we will offer in the Museum. Helen is talking to schools and community groups to develop our activities so if you are interested in being involved please get in touch.

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We are also pleased to announce that Matthew Foot has been appointed as Conservation Assistant. Matthew has been completing an apprenticeship in Heritage Boat Building at the Museum for the past 12 months and will now continue to assist with the conservation of over 40 historic wooden vessels.