Celebrating the Groundbreaking
Martin Ainscough, Chair of Lakeland Arts and David Atkinson, Managing Director Thomas Armstrong Construction, welcomed over 80 supporters to celebrate the official groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site of the new Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories. The project, design and construction teams were joined by donors, volunteers and other supporters to mark this major milestone for the future of the special boat collection.
The guests were the first to see the site ready for action and had the opportunity of see some of the conservation work that has been underway and talk to the conservation team about the work they are doing.
The groundbreaking itself was marked by pupils from St Cuthbert’s Catholic primary school in Windermere. They are one of six successful schools that applied to participate in the Esperance Project, a collection of seven creative projects collaborating with creative partners and local businesses to enable schools to get involve and experience the museum and collection first hand. The pupils from St Cuthbert’s are taking part in the Sink or Swim project, working with our own boatbuilding team to build a boat in a day.
If you would like to support the project and be one of the first see progress and receive invitations special events, please see the Support Us section for how you can donate to the museum.