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Windermere Steamboat Museum

Rayrigg Road | (Currently closed for renovations), Windermere LA23 1BN, England
015394 45565
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Ranked #8 of 9 Attractions in Windermere
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums, Tours
Description: A unique and historic collection of steam and motor boats.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great little museum - nothing else like it :-) Only thing that detracted from our visit was a very angry fan of boats who chastised the children in the museum for enjoying themselves when he was making a video - Ah well. There's always one. I imagine he liked his visit too - apart from when he had to chastise... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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537 reviews 537 reviews
342 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I visited this museum some years ago . We had an interesting day, including a trip on an old steam launch with tea freshly brewed on the boat's own boiler! It is currently closed whilst they raise funds for a total redevelopment of the site and the aim is to produce a first rate museum with every modern amenity. It... More

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Scots in Europe
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Very interesting - especially to all those Steamboat fans like my husband. Good for a dull day or when it's chilly outside.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

What a great day my family had when we visited the museum it was really interesting a day to be remembered.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
58 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Visited this Museum on Heritage open day, as the Museum will not be open to the public until 2014. Shown round by enthusiac supporters, explaining all the exhibits. The refurbishments are costing £10M, so they need all your help.

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Chester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

a place to visit in the rain not very big buy your tickets for here and steam train together save money

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

We went ot check out the Steam boat museum to see if the repairs and renovations being done in 2008 have been completed. Unfortunately the November 2009 floods have had a shocking effect on the place. it is still closed and a visit to the Windermere Tourist Information centre by the railway station informed me that the attraction has just... More

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