Nav Station

What do sailors need to know about the weather and navigation? Can you steer a boat through a narrow channel? How are charts made and how do you use them?

This gallery is full of interactive exhibits that give you an insight into the art of navigation and meteorology

  • Try your hand at steering a boat with a tiller
  • Launch your boat against the tide and try to get to the harbour
  • Watch a weather system pass over
  • Find out the facts behind weather lore sayings

There is a real-time link with the Met Office for up-to-date international weather information, while our own weather station on the top of the tower collects data about the local conditions. Nav-station has something for all ages!