Gondola Behind the Scenes Heritage Open Day event

As part of the Heritage Open Days festival, this is a rare opportunity to find out more about the story of this wonderful steamboat with seldom seen archive material on display and a chance to chat with the crew.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Enjoy a 'walk on, walk off' tour on board exploring this rebuilt Victorian steam yacht. There will be a chance to chat to the crew about the challenges of looking after an historic ship and explore the workings of the steam engine. See photographs of the original Gondola in her Victorian heyday and pictures of Gondola's rescue from the bed of the lake in the 1970s which are not usually on pubic display. Children's trail available (with parental supervision)

The basics

Booking details
Call 015394 32733
Suitability
Children welcome.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Coniston Pier, Lake Rd, Coniston, LA21 8AN
What to bring and wear
If you want to explore Gondola's outer decks, please dress for the weather.
Accessibility
200 yards from car park, narrow ramped gangway and 3 steps to board.
Other
Please note that Gondola will remain moored at the pier throughout this event. Drop in anytime between 5 and 6.30pm

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 September 2018 17:00 - 18:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Booking Office
Email
sygondola@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 015394 32733

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Fri 15 Jun 2018
10:15-17:00
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Fri 07 Sep 2018
10:15-17:00
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Gondola Behind the Scenes Heritage Open Day event

Fri 14 Sep 2018
17:00-18:30
As part of the Heritage Open Days festival, this is a rare opportunity to find out more about the story of this wonderful steamboat with seldom seen archive material on display and a chance to chat with the crew.

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