First Floor - Ships and Ship Owners

Ships and Ship Owners at Maryport Maritime MuseumThis section features ship-owning families based in Maryport, including the Ritson’s and the Hine family, who founded the Holme Line in 1873.  Ships such as the Abbey Holme, Myrtle Holme and Isel Holme carried steel rails to Canada and brought back grain and timber.  Several small yards came and went but the big four shipyards in Maryport; Woods, Peats, Middleton's and Ritson's, dominated the industry for decades. 


Ships & Ship Owners

Displays at the Maryport Maritime Museum

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1 Senhouse Street,
CA15 6AB


Opening Times

April to October: Open Friday Saturday and Sunday - 11am - 3.00pm

November to March: Fri, Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm.




Adult £3.00
Child £1.00 (Child under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
Family £7.00

Group visits:  Adult £2.50, advance booking required
Harbour tours:  By arrangement
School visits:  By arrangement.

Free admission to CA15 residents*

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