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Ship-Keeping Weekend

Ship-Keeping Weekend

National Historic Ships UK  have teamed up with Royal Museums Greenwich, the International Boat building Training College, Lowestoft, the Association of Bargemen and Hermitage River Projects to offer a weekend of adult learning in traditional ship-keeping skills at the Cutty Sark clipper ship in Greenwich.

Have a go at some of the hands on practical skills used to maintain a historic vessel and experience traditional seamanship aboard a historic Thames Sailing Barge.                                                                                       

Activities take place between 10am -5pm on Sat 12th and Sun 13th May and will include:    

  • Planking & Caulking
  • Knotting and splicing of rope work
  • Steaming bending and roving timbers
  • Axe hewing & spar making demonstrations
  • Barge sailing.

The masterclasses will be delivered by tutors and instructors from the IBTC, and will take place in the dry berth of the Cutty Sark and/or the grounds of the Royal Naval College. This program is ideally suited to those with a keen interest in how to maintain a traditional wooden sailing craft.

Also in the weekend is an opportunity to cruise on the river Thames from and back to a local pier aboard a historic Thames sailing barge.

The weekend cost is £250 and includes materials, entrance to the Cutty Sark, tutoring, lunch, and the Thames Sailing Barge experience.

As an extra all those attending could all join a group supper on Saturday in a local pub.

There is also the possibility to join the Thames barge on its 2 day journey to and from London and Ipswich. Limited capacity and weather permitting only.

People can book and pay online using the ‘book now’ button on the RMG website: https://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/exhibitions-events/ship-keeping-weekend-cutty-sark, or pay direct over the phone via credit/debit card by calling Dan Bailey at the finance department at the NMM: 020 8312 6591.

Event Properties

Event Date 12-05-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 13-05-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price £250.00
£250.00

Vision for Heritage – Maritime, Transport and Industrial

 30-05-2018 - 31-05-2018
 
Vision for Heritage – Maritime, Transport and Industrial

MHT has been invited to arrange a conference on this date as one of the events associated with the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Cardiff.

The conference  will follow up our Liverpool Conference in 2015 focusing again on practical help for those saving and promoting maritime  transport and industrial heritage.

The conference will be held at the Exchange Hotel, the newly refurbished Cardiff Coal Exchange, an historic building where in the late 19th and early 20th centuries the world price of energy was effectively fixed. The magnificent trading hall will be the venue for most of the proceedings but a visit to the Volvo Ocean Race Village will be organised too.

Other Upcoming Events

27-04-2018 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Free

The second in a series of maritime heritage-themed conferences, jointly organised by National Museums Northern Ireland, National Historic Ships UK, Gerry Brennan (Silvery Light Sailing), and Robin Masefield, highlighting Ulster’s Unique Maritime Heritage.


Conference Venue:
Kennedy Room, Cultra Manor,
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

DETAILS

12-05-2018 9:00 am - 13-05-2018 5:00 pm
£250.00

National Historic Ships UK  have teamed up with Royal Museums Greenwich, the International Boat building Training College, Lowestoft, the Association of Bargemen and Hermitage River Projects to offer a weekend of adult learning in traditional ship-keeping skills at the Cutty Sark clipper ship in Greenwich.

Have a go at some of the hands on practical skills used to maintain a historic vessel and experience traditional seamanship aboard a historic Thames Sailing Barge

DETAILS

Past MHT Conferences

  • Reconnections Conference 2015

    Reconnections Conference 2015

    As part of the 2-day Reconnections Conference, in conjunction with Liverpool City Council, MHT organised the second day – aimed at those involved or interested in heritage projects. The emphasis was on learning from the experience of successful projects how to achieve that one essential - sustainability.

    To view the conference report click here

  • Daniel Adamson

    Reconnections Seminar

    As a follow up to the Reconnections Conference held in Oct 2015, the goal of this seminar is to develop a co-operation network of north west heritage projects who can support each other through new approaches in areas such as communications/social media, fundraising, project management and joint events.

    A report on the day can be read here