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Maryport Maritime Museum Reopens

The Maryport Maritime Museum re-opened on the Easter holiday weekend. The museum is being run by volunteers who would be interested in hearing from anyone who might want to help, after Allerdale Council decided that it could no longer run it.

The Museum houses a wealth of objects, pictures, models and paintings that illustrate Maryport’s proud maritime and painting tradition. The collection at the Museum was initially based on the donations of items by local resident Miss Annie Robinson, and consisted almost entirely of artefacts from or linked to the Town of Maryport. Miss Robinson was instrumental in setting up the Museum in 1974. The collection has grown in all areas since then.

Occupying three floors, the museum houses a diverse and fascinating collection of artefacts. The majority of exhibits hold a unique association with Maryport’s maritime, industrial, social and political history, having been donated by townspeople and those connected with the port. Two of the most interesting artefacts in the museum are this painting by William Mitchell and the scrimshaw whales tooth.

Maryport Maritime Museum
1 Senhouse Street, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 5AB.

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