Morecambe Bay's Hidden Heritage exhibition (Dock Museum, Barrow)

Sun, 09 Sep 2018 10:00 to Sun, 04 Nov 2018 4:30

Morecambe Bay's Hidden Heritage exhibition (Dock Museum, Barrow)

Part of Morecambe Bay Partnership's Festival of the Bay 2018

When: Sat 8th September to Sunday 4th November 2018

Where: Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness

Booking: no booking required

Cost: FREE

Delve into this exciting new exhibition unearthing some of the Bay’s lesser known maritime, industrial and archaeological stories, celebrating the unsung people and places discovered through Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Headlands to Headspace programme.

  • Uncover the history of salt making across Morecambe Bay and explore the myths and legends around Jenny Brown’s Point.
  • Relive the swimming-related stories and the unique fishing heritage of the Bay, captured through two special oral history projects
  • Unearth exciting new ways of recording and discovering archaeology on the Bay, including sites at Warton Crag, Gleaston Castle and Walney Island.
  • Discover parts of Birkrigg Common you may have never seen or known about
  • Celebrate all that is wild and wonderful about the Bay, including those special hidden spots that mean so much to the people that live here.

Featuring a wonderful interactive ‘fishing hut’, along with an intriguing collection of objects and digital displays, archive film footage and family friendly activities.

This project is kindly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, through the Headlands to Headspace Scheme

Events Programme

Events Highlights

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:00 to Mon, 01 Oct 2018 16:00
Festival of the Bay 2018

Dip your toe into the Festival of the Bay this summer

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:00 to Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:00
The Fishing Hut by Hannah Fox & John Fox (part of Festival of the Bay 2018)

Part of Morecambe Bay Partnership's Festival of the Bay 2018

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 9:30 to 16:00
Volunteer workparty: Bracken Clearance, Birkrigg Common (19th August)

What: Volunteer work party and archaeological surveying

When: Sunday 19th August

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