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Visit Windermere Jetty Museum car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

There are frequent buses to Bowness from Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere. There are also direct buses from Penrith, Barrow and Ulverston and connections from Lancaster, Kendal and  Keswick. There’s also a good train service from Manchester, Preston, Lancaster and Oxenholme to Windermere – for connecting buses to Bowness.

Enjoy 10% off entry with a valid train or bus ticket (other discount offers cannot be used at the same time and tickets should be dated on the day of entry).

Cyclists are welcome and bike racks available. National Route 6 passes through Bowness. Plan your cycle route here.

There’s a taxi rank at Windermere Station or you can book in advance with: Abacus 01539 488285, Bowness 01539 446664, Lakes 01539 444055, Pegasus 01539 448899.

The lovely scenery on route to the Museum is best enjoyed by bus or train, including the Lakes Line from Oxenholme to Windermere.

If travelling by train, you can buy a Windermere PlusBus ticket with your train ticket – valid all day on buses to Bowness, Ambleside and Grasmere, including the open-top bus 599.

Stagecoach offer a range of special tickets for bus travel throughout The Lake District, for just one day or up to a week.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains. And here’s information on accessibility at Windermere Jetty Museum.

About Windermere Jetty Museum

Be inspired by the lake. Discover the fascinating stories of the people and boats connected to Windermere in the Lake District. Cruise on the water and see heritage boat conservation in action. Enjoy panoramic views and a tasty menu in the lakeshore café. Come rain or shine the museum offers a welcoming space to spend time with friends and family. Dogs on leads are welcome in the café and outdoor spaces.

For any queries about visiting contact Windermere Jetty Museum on 01539 637940 or info@windermerejetty.org

Address: Windermere Jetty Museum, Rayrigg Road, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1BN. Visit Website