MHT Friends enjoyed many chances to go behind-the-scenes in 2019: our events included a visit to paddle steamer Kingswear Castle on the slipway at Dartmouth as well as an exclusive look at the reserve collection of ship models at Chatham Historic Dockyard. Mary Montagu-Scott gave a fascinating tour of Buckler’s Hard, where she is leading projects promoting different traditional maritime skills. There was also the opportunity to have a look around new barge Blue Mermaid, commissioned in 2019 at Maldon. Blue Mermaid was purpose-built for Sea Change Sailing Trust, which works with young people, particularly those with disabilities and those facing social exclusion or from disadvantaged backgrounds, to provide inclusive opportunities for traditional sailing.
We are looking forward to seeing you at our 2020 events, details of which can be found on our Events page.