Maggie Law Maritime Museum

Hope that everyone had a lovely Easter – we had a busy weekend spent in the garden but we also managed to get out and about and enjoyed a picnic at Haddo House in between the April showers!.

A few weeks ago, Gourdon was featured on my blog and this week, it features again!  This is the Maggie Law Maritime Museum in Gourdon and is situated just along past the harbour.  Unfortunately we were in Gourdon on a day when the Museum was closed but we are keen to go back and visit and have a wee look around.  It is open from Thursday – Sunday, 1.00-4.30pm now until September.

The building itself was originally the old coastguard station and apparatus shed but has been transformed into the museum, which is split over 2 levels.  The main focal point is the inshore Maggie Law Life Boat which was built by James Mowatt and named after the daughter of a local fish curer called Tom Law.  The Maggie Law Life Boat was in use in the late 19th and early 20th century and saved many lives here.

Why not take a visit and find out more about the fishing industry and the history of the area.  And if you fancy a bite to eat then pop into the Quayside Restaurant and Fish Bar for a tasty treat!

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