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Members

Members

Some information on the groups, organisations and vessel operators that support us

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Events

Events

MHT organises conferences and seminars. Information of these events is here

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Support Us

Support Us

Help keep our great past afloat …
Support us by becoming a member or making a donation

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Friends

Friends

The Maritime Heritage Trust has launched its new Friends membership.

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Welcome to
The Maritime Heritage Trust

Help keep our great past afloat …

The UK has great working examples of historic ships and boats – traditional sail, steamers, classic boats of all sizes and fine maritime buildings.  Individual owners and small voluntary groups keep most of these vessels working and The Maritime Heritage Trust supports them. MHT is the only national membership body for the maritime preservation sector and is the direct descendant of The Maritime Trust created in 1969 under the patronage of Prince Philip.

What the Trust is doing 

  • Campaigns nationwide for a better deal for historic ships, and to keep them working
  • Gives advice and support to individual preservation projects
  • Represents the UK in the European Maritime Heritage organisation, to help keep historic ships sailing internationally
  • Supports preservation organisations in local planning and similar disputes and on operational issues with Government
  • Holds conferences and events for members on the practical challenges of vessel preservation
  • Works closely with The Old Gaffers Association, The Steam Boat Association, the Historic Narrow Boat Club, and National Historic Ships UK
  • Was the organisation chosen by Lord Sterling to manage the building of the Queen’s rowbarge Gloriana

What we are working for

  • Creation of ‘heritage harbours’ within UK ports and waterways to display and provide better access to historic vessels and buildings, with facilities for upkeep
  • A working maritime heritage with support for young people to train on historic ships
  • Reduced mooring charges for vessel owners who provide public access, education and display
  • Better understanding by Government, regulators and grant giving bodies of historic vessels and their operators

The Maritime Heritage Trust is a not-for-profit company No.01175051 and a registered charity No.268609