Maryport Maritime Museum will be closed for maintenance and refurbishment from 17th January 2017 to 1st February 2018. Reopening on Friday 2nd February.

Maryport Maritime Museum - We are now open Friday, Saterday and Sunday

 Free Admission to CA15 residents*

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

How to find us

See Visitor Info for travel details

1 Senhouse Street,
CA15 6AB


Opening Times

April to October: Open Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday & Bank Holidays
10.30am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)


November to March: Open Friday to Sunday and Easter Bank Holidays
10.30am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm)


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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