Arthur Ransome Trust

Putting Ransome on the Map

Temporary Moorings

Temporary Moorings is a programme of occasional exhibitions, organised mainly in the Lake District. We organise these in partnership with host organisations whose interests overlap the Trust’s.

Where possible we aim to co-ordinate Temporary Moorings with our Camp Fires programme of public lectures and seminars.

What’s happening in Temporary Moorings and how can I help?

  • We held the first Temporary Mooring, Imagination and Reality, the Art of Arthur Ransome, in 2011, in co-operation with the Brantwood Trust. Our second took place at the Holker Hall Garden Festival in 2012. We are currently planning another for 2017. You can find information about current developments and future events in the News section of the website, and on our Facebook and Twitter links.
  • Do you want to help create Temporary Moorings? Go to Get Involved.
  • Could your organisation co-host a Temporary Mooring? Please get in touch!

Ransome's drawing of a boy pulling a rope, our temporary moorings logo

“There’s a good place for a mooring,” said Starboard, pointing to a little bay.




Continue exploring our projects:

Ransome's drawing of two children surveying with a compass, our projects logoRansome's drawing of a lake district farmhouse, our a ransome home logoRansome's drawing of a bird's nest in reeds, our snug berths logoRansome's drawing of a boy pulling a rope, our temporary moorings logoRansome's drawing of a sextant, our voyages of discovery logoRansome's drawing of a saucepan on a camp fire, our camp fires logoRansome's drawing of a girl reading a book, our model students logoRansome's drawing of two children digging up a box, our buried treasure logo