Hosted at Wray Castle Boat House from 6 – 8 May for Lakes Ignite, the Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water and their accompanying stories, encouraging visitors to ponder the value, meaning and attributes of the precious liquid resource, comprises of a collection of over 700 bottles of water, each with its own remarkable story. There’s 129,000 year old water from the Antarctic, tears of joy, water from hidden rivers, muddy puddles and 30-year-old paintbrush water that has travelled the world.

Part of the collection is presented in vintage cabinets and Museum custodians will be on hand during the exhibition to accompany visitors through the myriad tales linked to the donations.

Windermere Lakes Cruises will be transporting the bottles across Windermere by boat to Wray Castle and running a special service to the boathouse for visitors who want a car-free visit to the museum.  You can take the Green Cruise from Ambleside (Waterhead) or Brockhole piers to get to the Wray Castle Boat House – there are currently 7 trips a day.

See the full timetable and book your tickets online via the Windermere Lake Cruises for visitors who want a car-free visit to the museum.

After your visit to Museum of Water at Wray Castle Boat House, you could then enjoy a walk along the western shores of Windermere through the dappled woodland glades to the recently restored Claife Viewing Station. Here you can experience a unique panorama of Windermere through Claife’s framed stained glass window, the very same vantage point enjoyed by Victorian visitors. For a well-earned pit stop, pop in to the newly opened Claife Cafe, which has lots of local goodies on the menu.