Take the kids to … Windermere Jetty, Lake District

This new ‘Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories’ celebrates the heritage of England’s largest lake through exhibits, workshops and trips on the water

Seven new barn-like buildings on the shore of Windermere are set around a wet dock that enables boats to glide straight onto the lake. Beatrix Potter’s homemade wooden rowing boat faces record-breaking hydroplanes and polished teak and picnic baskets sit next to pioneering speedboats. It’s an extraordinary collection, mostly gathered (over decades) by steam enthusiast George Pattinson.

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