Windermere Jetty

Windermere Jetty is a spectacular new museum on the shores of Windermere that showcases the sights, smells and sounds of life on the lake. Steam launches, sailing yachts, motor boats and record-breaking speed boats are exhibited in the boathouse, on the water, and in our exhibition galleries, while our live conservation workshop will be open every day – where you can see our collection of historic boats as they are painstakingly restored.

Hear tales of workers and boat owners, their lives and adventures, and discover the fascinating developments in design and technology that drove boat-building in the Lake District.

Make your visit to Windermere Jetty unforgettable. Book a trip out on the lake on board Osprey, one of our fully-restored Edwardian steam launches.

Rayrigg Road, Windermere
Cumbria LA23 1BN
01539 637940


Open every day, all year, except 25 and 26 December

Opening times and facilities may be different to anything published here due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Confirm details on the members own website.


By car or bike from the A591. When you reach a small roundabout, take the exit onto Rayrigg road/A592, following signs for Bowness Bay and The Lake. Continue for 1 mile and Windermere Jetty will be on the right.

By boat – see the website for details of Windermere lake Cruises timetable and private moorings.

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