Windermere Jetty is a spectacular museum on the shores of Windermere that reflects industry and engineering in the Lake District National Park.  It is part of Lakeland Arts, one of the most significant arts and heritage organisations in the North of England, with a national and international reputation for the quality of its historic buildings, museum and gallery collections, and programming.

A working destination, committed to conserving, saving and sharing its internationally important collection of historic boats, it also showcases the sights, smells and sounds of life on the lake.

As a Shipshape North Hub, the museum offers a range of activities and services available to local historic vessel owners, skilled craftsmen, businesses, heritage organisations, training bodies and maritime enthusiasts.  

Windermere Jetty Museum hosted their first Shipshape Network North Hub event in April 2022.  The day brought together vessel owners, conservation projects, businesses, and craftsmen throughout the North of England to celebrate the region's rich and diverse maritime heritage, share expertise and connect local groups. It was also an opportunity for attendees to find out more about the Windermere Jetty Museum's North Hub role, working with us to provide facilities and services to the local area. You can find out more about the Shipshape Network and our Hub initiative here.

Find out more about Windermere Jetty Museum and the conservation of their extensive vessel collection. 

What is a Shipshape Hub? 

NHS-UK have partnered with eight organisations across the UK to act as Shipshape Hubs for their region. Hubs are Shipshape ambassadors that aim to bring organisations and individual vessel projects together, host activities and assist the sector to achieve more in the local area. In direct association with NHS–UK, the Hub carries out Network-related projects, supports the sector and helps attract funds, giving advice to Network members.

Download our Hub leaflet for more information.

Hub Services and Activities 

Sharing knowledge and expertise - Offering advice and guidance to anyone undertaking conservation projects or funding applications.

Network events - Fostering links across the region.

Representing Shipshape North - Championing the North's maritime heritage at local and national events. 

Get in touch

Contact your Hub to find out more about their activities and services. 

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