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“peggy what”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Nautical Museum

Nautical Museum
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Owner description: The Nautical Museum in Castletown is home to one of the world's oldest yachts - the Peggy - which was found in 1935 concealed in a contemporary boat cellar. The Peggy had lain undisturbed and undiscovered for 100 years after her owner, Captain George Quayle, died.Visit this impressive yacht in its original home where you'll find trap doors, secret panels and a replica stern cabin in the boathouse. In the loft, you'll find a reconstruction of a sail maker's workshop and a fishing gallery which includes models of boats, equipment and photographs depicting the importance of the fishing industry.You'll also hear about the exploits of Captain Quayle and his fascinating life as a politician, a banker, soldier and, it's alleged, a smuggler! Find out more about the Peggy on the National Historic Ships Register. Please note: Extensive archaeological investigations have been completed in the boatyard yielding new information on the Peggy story and revealing an 18th century private dock. The Peggy has temporarily been removed to a specialist building for a long-term programme of stabilisation, conservation and study. This is likely to take place over a 5 year period.
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“peggy what”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

a small musuem .starts with atalk sets you up for what you see and what you here.i enjoyed this musuem very much the history is fasinatig and interesting

Visited June 2012
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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Parking”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

Not there fault. Too far for my 88 yr old to walk from the nearest parking spot and this was middle March, perhaps some disabled spaces closer would have helped.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Colin M
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Ireland
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4 reviews
“Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

This place is definetly worth popping in to see, the guide is really good and full of information. Very unusual place, delighted we went to it.

Visited June 2012
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Thank AQire1
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South Wales
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76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“The guide makes it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

This museum is difficult to find - I had to resort to the map on my phone - and looks like just another house. Without a tour guide, the museum would be pretty uninteresting as the signage and descriptions are pretty nonexistent. But, the guide when we were there on 12 May was AMAZING. He was the most passionate and knowledgable guide I've ever encountered and his passion for his subject was infectious. We thoroughly enjoyed the couple of hours we spent there.

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“A good little trip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

Great story telling from the guide, without him you would struggle to make sense of the real history of the place.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Heather S
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