Windermere Steamboat Museum
The project has been designed for the Lakeland Arts Trust to 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 displaying the 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 at work on the collection will form a key element of the visitor experience. At the heart of the 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, offering an inspiring programme for visitors of all ages, will be central to the development.
Carmody Groarke won the project through open international competition organised by the RIBA and it has recently been submitted for planning approval, with a decision due in July 2013.
Client: Lakeland Arts Trust
Location: Lake Windermere, Cumbria, UK
Model: Carmody Groarke
Model photography: Richard Davies