Footage taken in October 2018

The sights, smells and sounds of life on the lake. A spectacular new museum on the shores of Lake Windermere. Opens in spring.
Arrive by boat, road or foot.

Recruiting now

Memorable group visits available from May

What you’ll see

Windermere Jetty is a spectacular new museum on the shores of Lake Windermere that showcases the sights, smells and sounds of life on the lake. Steam launches, sailing yachts, motor boats and record-breaking speed boats are exhibited in the boathouse, on the water, and in our exhibition galleries, while our live conservation workshop will be open every day – where you can see our collection of historic boats as they are painstakingly restored.

Hear tales of workers and boat owners, their lives and adventures, and discover the fascinating developments in design and technology that drove boat-building in the Lake District.

Heritage boat trips

Make your visit to Windermere Jetty unforgettable. Book a trip out on the lake on board Osprey, one of our fully-restored Edwardian steam launches

Plan your day

Our boats

Our story