Maryport Maritime Museum

Following government Covid-19 guidelines the museum is now temporarily closed. We will reopen once the situation improves and we are satisfied that we can do so safely. 
We would like to thank our staff and visitors for their support during these difficult times.
Stay safe everyone!

Due to the retirement of board members and insufficient volunteers to staff the front desk, we urgently need people of all ages, experience and background to come forward.  All you need is an interest in Maryport and its heritage and a few hours a week to spare.  We also need people with Accounts, admin and IT skills.

We can promise you the satisfaction of learning more about our town, meeting visitors from all over the world and helping Maryport people and businesses to benefit from this popular tourist attraction.

 If you would like to join us, please contact [email protected] or phone 07703 187115 or call in any Friday, Saturday or Sunday, 10.30-4pm


Our fully-refurbished first floor is now open so why not come and take a look?  There is a large screen video tour available for those unable to use the stairs.

The Maritime Museum overlooks the Solway Firth to the Scottish coast.  It is situated on the harbour in the historic town of Maryport in a building which was originally The Queen's Head Public House.  It provided hospitality to the many seafarers passing through the busy port in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The museum collection consists of objects, photographs and paintings relating to the maritime, industrial and social history of Maryport and is displayed over two floors.

A 'virtual tour' of first floor exhibits is available to view on screen in the ground floor reference library.

Please call 01900 813738 for further information.


Discover the Museum

How to find us

See Visitor Info for travel details

1 Senhouse Street,
CA15 6AB


Opening Times

April to October: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun 10.30am to 5pm.

November to March: Fri, Sat & Sun 10.30am to 4pm.

We apologise that the Museum is temporarily closed as a precaution against Coronavirus.  There have been no cases in the vicinity but, as most of our volunteers are retired and some have health issues, it does not seem fair to ask them to take any risk of infection, however small.   Please check this website for further information.  Thank you for your understanding.  



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*

*Proof of residence required

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