Oyster boat exhibition opens in Emsworth

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The first exhibition of the year is under way at Emsworth Museum and tells the story of the 10th anniversary of the relaunch of the Oyster boat Terror.

The boat was built in about 1890 to support the large oyster dredgers that worked in Emsworth Harbour.

In the early 1900s the local oysters became infected and Emsworth’s oyster industry collapsed overnight.

For many years Terror was left to decay until a project, led by Chichester Harbour Conservancy, allowed it to be imaginatively restored.

The boat carries passengers in Chichester Harbour and is now run by volunteers.

The exhibition includes a fun game and all entries will be put into a draw to win two free tickets to sail on Terror this summer.

Emsworth Museum is at 10B North Street, Emsworth and is open on Saturdays and bank holidays from 10.30am until 4.30pm and on Sundays from 2.30pm until 4.30pm.

Admission is free and a stairlift is available.