The History of Maryport

on the North-West coast of England

The Millennium Dome

Not many people realise this, but the 20,000 seater Millennium Dome could have been built in Maryport.

Documents, recently released under the Freedom of Information Act, show that Allerdale Borough Council considered building the dome on top of the Senhouse Roman Museum.

An artists impression, confirms this.

It is believed that the plans were shelved, when the cost of the project began to spiral out of control and several objections to the plans, were received from local residents, Allerdale chose instead to build the 55 seater Wave Centre. 

Nobody from Allerdale Borough Council was available for comment at the time of publishing this page, but we hope to get an interview with the Head of Allerdale Planning Department, very soon.

Mr Joseph Kerr, Head Planner at Allerdale.