Explore our Museum

Experience maritime heritage like never before. From our living fleet in the water, to the dynamic gallery and boatshop happenings, there’s always an adventure to be had at CWB.

Our new Wagner Education Center (pictured) allows more room for our vast collection to be on-view and space to welcome our expanding community.

Read about the history of The Center for Wooden Boats or view the Wagner Education Center.

Boats in the Water

For a look at all the boats currently in our collection, click below.

The Wagner Education Center illuminated at dusk

Photo credit: ©Francis Zera / zeraphoto.com

Center for Wooden Boats on water campus

Campus on water.

Center for Wooden Boats  Bill Garden Boat Shop

Inside the Bill Garden Boat Shop


Current Exhibits

Check out what’s currently on view in both the Wagner Education Center and the Floating Boathouse Gallery!

PRIMA Marine Art Show

Sept 10 – December 17, 2022
Opening reception: September 16, 4:30 PM

We’re excited to partner with the Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Artists (PRIMA) on this show featuring up to 42 pieces of art by 10+ artists.

The PRIMA mission is to celebrate human diversity through the lens of fine art with a specific attention to marine and maritime artists living on or near the Pacific Rim, the Pacific Ocean being our common thread. Several pieces will be for sale.

Center for Wooden Boats hanging boat exhibit

HISTORIC SMALL CRAFT OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Historic Small Craft of the Pacific Northwest was unveiled at the Grand Opening of the Wagner Education Center on March 23rd, 2019 and features 9 small craft primarily from King County, many of which originated in our active fleet.

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Illustration of sprit rig sailboat

“Still Afloat: Historic Small Craft of King County”

The exhibit in our Floating Boathouse Gallery highlights four unique and historic wooden boat designs that enjoy a permanent place in the CWB collection.

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