When shoe-maker Jack Anderson died in 2001 he left this tiny museum housed in a grade II listed 17th century cottage in Marske-by-the-Sea, in trust to the local Council. Unable to provide either staff or funds to continue to operate the museum the Council asked the Trust for help. In partnership with the Council, the Friends of Winkies Castle and using grants from local donors and One-North-East’s Coastal Arc project, the museum was completely refurbished and re-established. The Trust and the Friends still operate it today in partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.