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: 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*

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