Free guided tours of Sunderland Maritime Heritage’s boat workshop

Event Date:
Start at 12:00 AM
September 10, 2021 - September 19, 2021

Take a guided tour of Sunderland Maritime Heritage’s boat workshop and visitors’ centre, one of our Shipshape Network North projects.

Come and visit our workshop and visitors’ centre where you can see us working on boats and see artefacts related to Sunderland’s shipbuilding heritage.

Our aim is to preserve the artefacts, documents, pictures and skills of the shipyard workers that contributed to shipbuilding in Sunderland from 1346 until 1988 when the last shipyard closed.

We think this history of shipbuilding and the ships that were built in Sunderland is worth preserving for future generations so that they may know the maritime heritage that their city is built upon.

We are totally self-funding and manned entirely by unpaid volunteers and offer local volunteers and people returning to the workplace the opportunity to contribute their time in a constructive way. Our volunteers include those with learning difficulties and dementia, those on the autistic spectrum and the elderly and socially isolated.

We have a workshop where you can see us working on wooden boats and display areas of boats (large and small), artefacts and display panels.

This event is part of Heritage Open Days 2021.