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Mincarlo -Floating Maritime Museum

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Fascinating & interesting

Really interesting to have a look around a former working trawler, made all the more enjoyable by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Graham K

i went to sea out of LT in the 70s to the late 1989 i forgot how small some fishing boats were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bacup, United Kingdom
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Heritage Quay, South Pier, Lowestoft, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really interesting to have a look around a former working trawler, made all the more enjoyable by the knowledgeable guides on board.

Thank Graham K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i went to sea out of LT in the 70s to the late 1989 i forgot how small some fishing boats were to landaing A good fish supper on yer plate thanks memories ex fisherman from LT now lives near bacup lancs

Thank cobstan6472
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Mincarlo is the last of its kind and lovingly restored by the volunteer staff who keep this boat in very good order. Admission is free so why not spend an hour looking around this boat, nothing is out of bounds, yes there are steep...More

1  Thank paulandkaren516
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Saw that this preserved trawler was open & made a beeline for it, I love all things to do with the sea and boats. I enjoyed every minute of the visit & had to be almost ejected at the 3:30 closing time. Our guide was...More

1  Thank StevieboyS26
Reviewed 20 August 2018

My wife and I popped in here on a Friday (don't be misled by the poster that says it is closed on Fridays) and enjoyed an excellent tour of the ship. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us about the history of the ship...More

Thank johnofhornchurch
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Took my Japanese guest here to show him how the fishing industry has declined. Shown round by one of the crew who was hugely knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and answered all our questions.

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I've wisited this attraction twice; most recently with my 7 year old nephew who loved seeing the ship! There's lots to look at, from the crew's beds to the engine. It was a good stop on a rainy day and best of all, it's free!...More

Thank Hanna K
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We happened to be passing this ship when walking along the pier and thought it might be interesting to visit. We had an excellent tour by a former trawlerman who not only gave us a very interesting tour of the ship but also gave us...More

1  Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Popped on here while waiting for the Oulton Broad ferry and had a really excellent experience. It's an old 60's/70's mid-range fishing trawler primarily used to fish for plaice (flatfish) and later converted into a rescue ship for oil platforms. The boat itself is interesting...More

Thank JackDanielsIMOW
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Went for a tour with friends when in the area and we were shown round by a lovely crew member who had lots of knowledge. Really good to see around the bridge and crew quarters. Worthwhile visiting.

2  Thank SueSpongeBob
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