Windermere Jetty Museum

Attractions & Activities


01539 637940


Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories, Rayrigg Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, UK

Place Description

Windermere Jetty has a stunning collection of steamboats that hold history to the Lake District World Heritage Site. The has 40 vessels which tell the story of boating on Lake Windermere from 1780. Everything at Windermere Jetty links back to the lake.

If you have done the museum, don’t forget what is most important, food. Make sure you visit their brand new lakeside café which offers spectacular views (whatever the weather).

The Experience

The working steamers and the conservation workshop supply the smells, sounds and sights of life on the lake, and their exhibitions tell the many stories of south Lakeland’s boats, builders, owners and users.

Finally, don’t forget to take a trip out on the lake with their Heritage Boat Trip to finish off your trip! You can book the trip here 


Working Hours

10.00 - 16.00
10.00 - 16.00
10.00 - 16.00