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Paddle Steamer Kingwear Castle

Friday, 12 April 2019

Guided Visit to Shipyard with Paddle Steamer  Kingswear Castle on the slipway - provisional date Friday 12th April

Guided visit led by John Megoran, MHT Trustee and Chair, PS Kingsear Castle Trust to see Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle on the slipway at the company shipyard on the River Dart. This is a rare opportunity to see the UK's last coal fired paddle steamer at close quarters and with an expert guide.

Numbers for this visit are strictly limited so early reservation recommended.

The shipyard is some way outside Dartmouth but a lift may be possible.

Meet Dartmouth (Town Jetty) Passenger Ferry ticket Office 10.30 am on 12th April – this date is provisional depending on operational requirements at the shipyard. 

Please note that there is optional access to the vessel itself and this will require use of steps.

 

Special Event

  • Special Lecture

    Special Lecture

    Special lecture sponsored by The Maritime Heritage Trust and Association of British Transport and Engineering Museums to mark the life, work and great contribution of John Robinson and to look at the future of the industrial, maritime and transport heritage sector.

Friends Events

  • Paddle Steamer Kingwear Castle

    Paddle Steamer Kingwear Castle

    Guided Visit to Shipyard with Paddle Steamer  Kingswear Castle on the slipway - provisional date Friday 12th April

    Guided visit led by John Megoran, MHT Trustee and Chair, PS Kingsear Castle Trust to see Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle on the slipway at the company shipyard on the River Dart.

  • “Sail and Steam” Visit to Maldon, Essex

    “Sail and Steam” Visit to Maldon, Essex

    “Sail and Steam” Visit to Maldon, Essex

    Maldon has one of the largest collections of historic vessels anywhere in the UK including Thames sailing barges, steam tugs and is centre of wooden boat building and repair

  • Chatham Historic Dockyard

    Chatham Historic Dockyard

    Tour of the reserve collection at Chatham Historic Dockyard - Friday 14th June

    This guided visit will include a tour of the reserve ship models collection and of the large exhibits collections in the covered slips, featuring boats, marine engineering and other transport items.