Freedom of the Lake & Windermere Jetty (Museum)
A day out on Windermere with a visit to Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories.
NEW FOR 2019!
Make the most of the sights, smells and sounds of life on the lake, at the Lake District’s newest attraction.
Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories is a spectacular new museum on the shores of Windermere. Architecturally stunning, housing one of the world’s most important collection of historic boats, the museum also offers up incredible views across the lake.
Best of all, there’s no better way to visit than by boat – combine a day on the water with a visit to the museum for the perfect day out.
Start your day at any of our piers (Lakeside, Bowness, Brockhole or Ambleside) and disembark at Windermere Jetty. We drop you within a few steps of the museum; inside, explore interactive galleries and see classic boats both in and out of the water – dating from 1870 to the present day. See boats as they are restored in the live conservation workshop, or simply sit in the lakeside café and enjoy both the good food and great views.
When you're done, simply grab a later sailing from outside the museum and explore the rest of what Windermere has to offer. Don't forget this ticket offers unlimited boat travel for 24hours.
Your ticket includes:
Freedom of the Lake
Get to Windermere Jetty on the Red Cruise: Bowness > Windermere Jetty (Museum) > Brockhole > Ambleside > Bowness
Explore all of Windermere with our 24hour Freedom of the Lake ticket. When you want to visit the museum, then board a launch service on the Red Cruise that stops at Windermere Jetty. They are marked in red on our timetables.
If you're starting this ticket at Ambleside or Brockhole, please note you'll have to change at Bowness to catch the boat to Windermere Jetty.
A visit to Windermere Jetty
Windermere Jetty is a spectacular new museum on the shores of Windermere that showcases the sights, smells and sounds of life on the lake.
Steam launches, sailing yachts, motor boats and record-breaking speed boats are exhibited in the boathouse, on the water, and in the exhibition galleries, whilst a live conservation workshop will be open every day – where you can see the collection of historic boats painstakingly restored.
How to buy:
- Book your cruise/combined ticket by entering a date below and following the payment instructions
- You'll be sent an email voucher after purchase via our safe and secure website
- Print off the email voucher/show it on your phone on the day to exchange it for your tickets
- Buy online & get over £40 worth of discount vouchers to use at local businesses.
Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Saturday 6th April 2019 until Thursday 31st October 2019)
- Prices below are return fares
- Book a ticket in advance by selecting a date in the 'Book Your Cruise' box below.
- Tickets for today must be purchased at one of our booking offices