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The Winkle Pickers - Port Erin Marine Laboratory: A World Leader in Marine Biology 1892-2006

Runs until Sunday, September 25th, 2022 (See all dates)

10:00am - 4:00pm
St Catherine's Church Hall, Port Erin

A major exhibition from Rushen Heritage Trust to mark the 130th anniversary of Port Erin Marine Laboratory, which first opened on a site on Mortuary Beach, Port Erin, in 1892.

The Winkle Pickers charts the story of the Laboratory from the opening of the original buildings to the move in 1902 to its well-known site on the south-western end of Port Erin Bay, by the old breakwater, through to its closure in 2006.

This free exhibition will be on show at St Catherine’s Church Hall, Church Road, Port Erin, from Friday, September 2nd until Sunday, September 25th, opening from 10am-4pm each day.

The exhibition has been researched and compiled by a team of former Port Erin Marine Laboratory staff and alumni, led by Peter Duncan, working alongside Andy Brand, Richard Hartnoll, Jeremy Paul, and Roger Pullin.

The title of the exhibition, The Winkle Pickers, refers to the nickname that many residents of Port Erin gave to those who worked and studied at the Laboratory.
We look forward to seeing you all there!

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St Catherine's Church Hall
Church Road
Port Erin

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