The National Maritime Museum Cornwall has put together a new display especially for the Beale Park Boat Show, celebrating the centenary of Jack Holt, the man most responsible for bringing sailing to the masses in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
The Maritime Museum’s collection includes a number of examples of Holt’s work, and they will be bringing along an early example of an International Cadet dinghy and Heron No 1, which was designed in 1950 and which will form part of the Boat Show’s display commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall, the multi-award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall, in Falmouth, not only has 15 galleries over five floors, beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of our island nation, but also offers a number of stunning exhibitions.
The Museum is also the home of the National Small Boat Collection. The collection was originally developed by the National Maritime Museum but is now housed in Cornwall, where it has been extended by the addition of other craft. This collection is representative of boats from the UK and around the world with a maximum length of 30ft. The Museum also manages the National Small Boat Register which records all those boats under 33ft, which deserve to be preserved by individuals, organisations, trusts or museums.
Find out more at www.nmmc.co.uk.