Lymington Afloat

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Join us in celebrating the innovative maritime history of Lymington by being a part of a dynamic festival showcasing the river’s vital role in Lymington life.

From cutting-edge marine design and a thriving boat building industry to the histories of trade and salt production, this festival will change perceptions about the river and improve accessibility for employment and leisure.

The Festival will attract residents and visitors to the town centre and waterfront by highlighting a new town trail and promoting a Festival Weekend. Participating shops, restaurants, inns and other businesses will be featured in 10,000 copies of the festival brochure.

Lymington Afloat is:

  • A vibrant exhibition at St Barbe Museum + Art Gallery
  • An online exhibition linking the river’s history to local businesses.
  • A Festival Weekend packed with events that reach out to the wider community.
  • A Town Trail highlighting participating organisations and businesses, showcasing special offers to the public.
  • An enriching educational and career development program for students from pre­school to university.

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