Groups & Associations

  • Hermitage Community Moorings

    Hermitage Community Moorings

    Hermitage Community Moorings (HCM) is a co-operative which owns and operates a mooring on the Thames at Hermitage Wharf, Wapping.

    The mooring provides berths for up to 20 vessels: enabling a mixture of live-aboard, recreational and visitor use.

  • Historic Narrow Boat Club

    Historic Narrow Boat Club

    The Club, formed  in 1966, is passionate about working boats, traditional skills, the waterways, the built heritage, and the practices and courtesies of the working boat people.
    The Club organises its own events which are generally free to enter and  often holds rallies in conjunction with other organisations.

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    Old Gaffers Association

    The Old Gaffers Association aims to preserve interest in and encourage development of gaff rig sailing. Join if you are interested in sailing, building; restoring or just admiring gaff rigged and other traditionally rigged craft.

  • Paddle Steamer Preservation Society

    Paddle Steamer Preservation Society

    The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society is Britain's longest established, largest and most successful steamship preservation group. It is a registered charity which through associated charitable and non-profit distributing companies, operates Britain's only two working paddle steamers as well as The PSPS Collection, which aims to collect, safeguard and make accessible artefacts and records now and for the future

  • Swansea University

    Swansea University

    Swansea University runs an MA in Maritime and Imperial History, which is a unique programme which combines elements of local maritime history with modules offering coverage of global themes, enabling candidates to develop their interests in maritime and imperial history.

Forthcoming Events

  • EMH Congress 2014

    EMH Congress 2014

    Wednesday, 04 June 2014, to Saturday, 07 June 2014, at Aabenraa - Flensburg

    “Maritime culture across frontiers” will be the theme of the triennial Congress of European Maritime, the European association for traditional ships in operation. As befits its title, this event will be shared between the traditional port cities of Flensburg and Aabenraa, in the German-Danish border region.

  • The World of the Newport Ship

    The World of the Newport Ship

    Thursday, 17 July 2014, to Friday, 18 July 2014, at University of Bristol

    A conferenece to bring together maritime archaeologists and historians to celebrate and explore the Newport Ship, to consider her significance and to locate the vessel within the commercial world from which she came

Where to Visit

  • Copper Kingdom

    Copper Kingdom

    Amlwch Port

    Amlwch developed from the world’s major exporter of copper into a world renowned ship-building centre.
    Copper Kingdom and Porth Amlwch provide an opportunity for visitors to explore this local maritime and industrial heritage.

  • Cutty Sark

    Cutty Sark


    With the completion of The Cutty Sark Conservation Project, visitors  have unique opportunity to walk under a three-masted sailing ship and appreciate the beautiful lines of her hull which enabled her to glide speedily through the water and which made her so successful.

  • Holyhead Maritime Museum

    Holyhead Maritime Museum


    Step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales (circa. 1858), which houses a wonderful collection of exhibits that tells the fascinating maritime history of Holyhead

  • Newport Medieval Ship

    Newport Medieval Ship


    The Newport Medieval Ship was discovered in the banks of the River Usk in June 2002 during construction of a new theatre. The ship was excavated by a team of archaeologists and lifted from the ground timber by timber.

  • ss Great Britain

    ss Great Britain


    Step back in time when you board Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the world. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew.

  • Swansea Museum

    Swansea Museum


    Swansea Museum is a real treasure house of the ordinary and the extraordinary from Swansea past and present.
    The Museum has many boats in its collection and three of these are kept floating in Swansea Marina.

Welcome to The Maritime Heritage Trust

 The Maritime Heritage Trust aims to represent and promote the interests of owners and operators of traditional and historic vessels at all levels of government.

Also the Trust wishes to increase public interest and support for maritime heritage, which in turn will raise awareness of its cultural importance and have wider benefits for economic drivers such as employment, education and tourism



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