Designed for the Lakeland Arts Trust, the project will rehouse the Museum's nationally significant boat collection on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District National Park. The Museum development will include exhibition space for the display of steam launches, motorboats, yachts and other vessels - telling the stories of their construction, owners and use on Windermere. A conservation workshop, where visitors can watch boat builders and apprentices work on the collection, will form a key element of the visitor experience. At the heart of the Museum will be the Wet Dock where boats will be displayed on the water. In addition to the core display space, a learning centre will be central to the development, which offers an inspiring programme for visitors of all ages.
Carmody Groarke won the project through open international competition organised by the RIBA and it received planning approval in June 2013.
Commendation in the 2012 Architecture Prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for the Windermere Steamboat Museum model
Client: Lakeland Arts Trust
Location: Lake Windermere, Cumbria, UK
Status: Planning approved
Model: Carmody Groarke
Model photography: Richard Davies