Maryport Maritime Museum
Maryport Maritime Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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4.5
52 reviews
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Very good
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mzdave
Nuneaton, UK76 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We visited this little museum on a bank holiday expecting it to be busy only to find we were the only ones there. The chap manning the reception was very friendly and the entrance price was perfectly reasonable, sometimes people forget that museums actually cost money to operate!

The museum consists of two rooms full of Roman artefacts found in the area. The exhibits are well displayed and the information is interesting and puts the pieces into context.

Outside there are great views if the harbour and coastline. Unfortunately when we visited the tower was locked up which I'm guessing was due to the Covid restrictions. However all in all a very enjoyable way to spend an hour or so, and all for the price of a pint!
Written September 1, 2020
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Jan f
Cleator, UK110 contributions
Mar 2013 • Friends
~ I must make an admission, and that is ~ I have to reveal I have a love for Maryport. This little town, steeped in ship building history, is a mini gem. It's as simple as that. I'm also a photographer. I look for things of interest all the time, and it's so wonderful to find so many lovely places to photograph in such a short distance. I had a scout about the museum and was allowed to take photographs of the exhibits .. Rummaging about I found an original Percy Kelly painting of Maryport harbour. As a result, this painting was renovated and now has a special place in their permanent. I have a special link to this artist. As a young Art College Student way back in the 1960's, I'd completed my first Foundation year and was presented with a prize on prize giving day. As a mature student, Percy received his NDD when in his 40's on this same day .. If you're interested in anything to do with maritime history, ship building, or ancient sea ports, this MUST be a place to visit. There are so many interesting exhibits. While you're here you MUST also visit their other special places too .. Look over the harbour across the Solway towards the Scottish Coastline .. This place has the most wonderful sunsets .. I don't live here, well not yet, but this may be in my long term plan. I love this place. Biased? Of course I am. This is Cumbria, the best County in the whole United Kingdom .. ;-)
Written February 21, 2014
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FootballerHorace
Carlisle, UK5 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
I went with a specific query on a past `Ship & Ornamental Carver` - James Brooker, born in Liverpool in 1815, died in Sunderland 1860 age 45. John Whinwell had a feast of information on the Maryport man which he took the trouble to put together for my continued interest in James who exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851. A small museum packed with a great deal of exhibits which are being added to by me in the form of a scan of a commemorative medal struck in 1857 to celebrate the opening of a new Maryport dock. This is a gem of a museum vastly underrated by Cumbrian folk.
The volunteer staff exist because of their passion with Maryport's past seafaring history. Plenty of ample parking a couple of strides away. Similarly with an eating place & pub.
Written May 4, 2018
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Alexis
Sunderland, UK215 contributions
We attempted to visit this attraction while on a half term break to west lakeland. We checked with tourist information and was informed it was open that day. We drove nearly 60 miles round trip only to find museum closed. We were furious....half term and venue closed waste of time...totally!
Written February 27, 2015
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Rhys J
Llanbedr, UK2,933 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
Fascinating museum focusing on the maritime history of the area and much more! Received a warm welcome from John, Kevin and Colin - thank you for making our visit so special. Well worth a visit rain or shine!
Written September 18, 2015
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David G
Leek, UK241 contributions
Sep 2019
Although small, the museum manages to cover the history of the port and shipbuilding. Fascinating to a maritime buff.
Written September 28, 2019
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Shan J
Lampeter, UK661 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
Small museum that's jam packed with artifacts! Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learnt a lot about Maryport. Staff were welcoming & knowledgeable. Thank you John, Kevin & Colin.
Written August 16, 2015
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Bill G
Southend-on-Sea, UK31 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
The museum was closing when I got there, but the lady in charge insisted on my visiting, and I'm glad she did! It is a lovely local museum with so much local history that I could have spent the rest of the day there! A very friendly reception and a source of local knowledge by the lady in charge made this the high spot of my day. Thank you so much.
Written September 27, 2014
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Ruth G
Ipswich, UK114 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Great little museum that gives an interesting insight into the history of Maryport. The person on the desk was very helpful and informative.
Written July 28, 2019
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Carolyn P
12 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Not only somewhere to walk round and look at exhibits, but they have a mini reference Library/reading room with loads of local books and directories dating back many Years. The Staff are loaded with information about the Town too.
Written July 9, 2019
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