Maryport Maritime Museum

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The Museum houses a wealth of objects, pictures, models and paintings that illustrate Maryport's proud maritime and painting tradition. The collection at the Museum was initially based on the donations of items by local resident Miss Annie Robinson, and consisted almost entirely of artefacts from or linked to the Town of Maryport. Miss Robinson was instrumental in setting up the Museum in 1974. The collection has grown in all areas since then. During the refurbishment of the Museum in the 1990's several items were obtained on long-term loan to be used in the displays.

Occupying three floors, the museum houses a diverse and fascinating collection of artefacts. The majority of exhibits hold a unique association with Maryport's maritime, industrial, social and political history, having been donated by townspeople and those connected with the port. Two of the most interesting artefacts in the museum are this painting by William Mitchell and the scrimshaw whales tooth.

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Opening hours

Mon-Thurs 1000-1700
Fri-Sat 1400-1700
Sun 1400-1700

Admission charges


Collection details

Fine Art, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport, Maritime

Maryport Maritime Museum
1 Senhouse Street
Shipping Brow
CA15 6AB



01900 813738


01900 819496

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