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

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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 Highlights

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 10:00 to 12:00
North Walney Beach Clean

Volunteers new and old are most welcome, just meet at the West Shore car park (Earnse Bay). Sat navs should use the postcode LA14 3XZ. All equipment is provided, but if would be very helpful if you could bring your own work gloves.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 9:30 to 14:00
Morecambe Bay's Tidal Islands : Guided walk to Piel Island

Meeting Point: Walney Island.  Full details of the meeting point will be sent out to those registered ahead of the walk. 

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:00 to 15:00
Morecambe Battery Beach Clean

Are you looking for an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Morecambe Bay and meet some new people?

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