Conferences and Seminars

Wooden Boat Gathering

28 - 30 June 2024

A weekend of talks, tours, boating and socialising.

The Wooden Boat Gathering is returning to the Windermere Jetty Museum from 28th-30th June 2024, assembling some of the most skilled professionals and enthusiasts in the wooden boat building scene for a weekend of talks, tours, boating and socialising.

Across 3 days there is a varied programme of talks from four illuminating speakers – author, forest scientist and photographer Gabriel Hemery, boat-builder and storyteller Gail McGarva, painter and lino cut artist James Dodds and boatbuilder and boatyard owner Abbey Molyneaux. There will also be a curated selection of beautiful wooden boats to admire on the jetty and guided tours of the award winning Windermere Jetty Museum. A delicious buffet meal on the Saturday evening will be a wonderful opportunity to share stories and ideas and to engage with the boat building community in a perfect lakeside setting. This year’s event will be dedicated in memory of Iain Oughtred, an inspirational figure in the world of small wooden boat design, who sadly passed away in February.

The Wooden Boat Gathering is run by the Wooden Boatbuilders Trade Association, an organisation that supports wooden boatbuilding in the UK and promotes wood as a sustainable boat building material. The Gathering welcomes boat builders, restorers, makers, designers, photographers, sailors and adventurers, as well as anyone curious to discover more about the world of wooden boats.

The Wooden Boat Gathering – June 28th – 30th 2024 – Windermere Jetty Museum

Weekend Ticket – 28th-30th June – £48 – includes priority access to all the talks, a guided tour of the museum with a member of the boatbuilding team and a complimentary tea/coffee on the Saturday and Sunday.

Buffet Meal – 29th June – £37 – A delicious Cumbrian Buffet meal served in the Windermere Jetty Museum cafe.

Please visit for more information and to book tickets.

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