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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22 Curzon Street,
CA15 6BY


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April to October: Open Tuesday and Thursday to Sunday - 11am - 4.00pm





Free while in our temporary location at

22 Curzon Street, Maryport

Group visits: Advance booking recomended
Harbour tours:  By arrangement
School visits:  By arrangement.


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