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.
The museum will be closed for the winter season from 15th December 2019 to 1st February 2020, so we hope to recruit during that period. If you would like to join us, please contact [email protected] or phone 07703 187115
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.