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Shipwright's Cottage

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Explore a Shipwright's home...

Step through the door of the reconstructed Shipwright’s Cottage to be transported back in time…

Once home to shipwright Thomas Burlace and his family, you can now explore this charming cottage to see how Thomas and his family would have lived.

Shipwright's Cottage


As skilled craftsmen, shipwrights were in high demand during wartime, which meant they earned an above-average salary. Look out for luxury items such as decorated tableware.

Shipwright's Cottage

An Education

Keep an eye out for the bible on the living room window sill – proof that the Burlace family were educated and literate.

Compare the Shipwright’s Cottage with the cramped 'one up, one down' residence of a labourer in The Buckler's Hard Story.

The Shipwright's Cottages leading down to the shore are beautiful and some you can visit and see life as it was.

  • Tripadvisor Review
  • May 2018

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