Maritime Museum: Messing About in Boats

24 January 2013 – early 2014

Messing about in boats is a display of four pleasure and leisure craft that people have used locally to enjoy being out on the water.

“Believe me my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”from The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame

Boating is a great way to escape the stresses of modern life. It can be slow and relaxing, or fast and exciting. It can be a chance to spend time on your own or socialise with friends and family.

Follow the links below for information about the four craft currently on display, and to find out more about getting involved in sailing, rowing, canoeing and powerboating.