Steam Yacht Gondola Behind the Scenes

Friday 11th September 2015 - This event has finished

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Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Email: gondola.bookings(at)nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone: 015394 32733
Venue: Coniston Pier
Address: Lake Road
Town: Coniston
County: Cumbria
Postcode: LA21 8AN
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On Friday 11th September 2015, from 5pm - 6.30pm, the historic steam yacht Gondola will be open to the public free of charge whilst moored at Coniston Pier. This is a superb opportunity for visitors and locals alike to find out more about the story behind the rescue and rebuild of this unique steamboat.

There will archive material and images not usually on public display, including photographs of the original Gondola in her Victorian heyday and pictures of Gondola's rescue from the bed of the lake in the 1970s. There will also be an opportunity to chat with the crew about the work and craftsmanship required to keep an historic yacht on the water and to explore the workings of the steam engine. A children's trail will be available (with parental supervision), although this event is not suitable for children under the age of 5.

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