Just discovered this lovely blog post by Windermere Jetty about preserving and conserving the old sails in their collection. Their oldest sail (pictured here) belongs to 1934 17ft Windermere yacht, Dawn.
If you want to read more about their work click here.
The museum is committed to conserving, saving and sharing the internationally important Windermere boat collection and their focus is on telling the stories behind these boats and they want to actively involve visitors in the crafts and tradition that built them.
Windermere Jetty, designed by Carmody Groarke architects, is due to re-open in 2017. In the meantime the museum is ‘Just Visiting’ Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre.