Sunday, 11 February 2018

Newlyn Archive's coming exhibition - Rescue at Sea - and new opening hours for the Boathouse.

Boathouse Opening Hours

Starting from this week (12th February) the Boathouse will open five mornings a week Monday - Friday from 9.30 - 12 noon.

Open Day - Saturday 24th March 2018 10.00 - 3.00

Rescue at Sea

This is an apt topic for the first Open Day of 2018 as the Archive’s permanent home, the Admiralty Boathouse, was built for the Admiralty in 1900 as a Coastguard’s Boathouse. In fact, it seems it was never used as a boathouse but became the home of the Rocket Wagon which went to the rescue of boats in distress. At this Open Day we explore historic shipwrecks around West Cornwall, and particularly the involvement of the lifeboats which were stationed at Wherrytown, Penzance and Newlyn from 1865 until today.

We look forward to seeing you at the Boathouse and the Open Day.