See ‘Swallows and Amazons’ boats on display in the new Windermere Jetty museum

The new Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories opened last Saturday (23rd March), and contains a number of boats, both old and new, related to Arthur Ransome and “Swallows and Amazons.”

The new museum replaces the earlier Windermere Steamboat Museum on the same site. Marc Grimston made it to the opening and thought it was great to look around. Here are his photos of the day:

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From the Esperance display:

And the Esperance herself, bereft of her decking which is awaiting restoration:

One of Arthur Ransome’s boats, Coch-y-Bonddhu, on loan from the Arthur Ransome Society:

Thoughts of “Winter Holiday”:

And from the 2016 “Swallows and Amazons” film are Swallow…

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More photos and plans of the new museum may be seen in this Dezeen article about it.