Windermere Jetty Museum displays the history of boating and life in the Windermere area. Through a vast collection of boats, oral histories and interactive displays, visitors can gain keen insight into the local area. The Jetty Museum is a great place to get up close to a range of boats. You can even get out onto the lake itself! Visitors can explore a range of temporary exhibits and peer into workshops to see how such fantastic boats are conserved for display. After that, visitors can dine in the Lakeshore Café and explore the gift shop.

Things to do and see:

  • Explore a range of motorboats, record breaking speed boats, and steam launches in the Boathouse that takes you directly over the largest lake in England.
  • Watch conservation in action in the Conservation Workshop and Boat Yard. See first hand how the team care for the exhibits.
  • Book on the day tours of Lake Windermere, jetting off from the restored Edwardian launch!
  • Lakeshore Café and terrace gives visitors an exceptional view of the lake as they dine on locally sourced, seasonal dishes.

For more information on visiting, click here. To see their full calendar of events, see here.


Windermere Jetty Museum is fully wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and portable stools are available from reception. Unfortunately, due to their historic nature the heritage boat trips are not wheelchair accessible.

Free parking is available to redeem, collect a voucher from reception to use on your way out.

Hearing loops are available from the visitor’s desk.

Accessible bathrooms and baby-changing facilities are available.

Assistance dogs are welcome. Well-behaved pet dogs are allowed on the grounds and in the café.

For more information, click here.

To visit another Cumbrian museum, see here.

Q Is the museum dog friendly?

Assistance dogs are welcome. Well behaved dogs can be in the grounds and café but not in the museum.

Q Do you have to book to lake cruises?

Boat trips are booked on the day.

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