About Us

The Objectives of the Trust are, principally:
To educate the public in relation to the maritime heritage of the United Kingdom, especially the North East of England, and, in furtherance of this to encourage and facilitate the conservation, restoration, repair, upkeep and public display of historic vessels and maritime craft as well as maritime artefacts of all kinds.


The main work of NEMT is done by Volunteers  and we meet every Tuesday, Wednesday between 09.30 and 16.00hrs and Saturday Morning from 09:30 in either the Boat Shed and/or Workshop at 2-3 Wapping Street, off River Drive in South Shields. View Map


Lunchtime break at the stove manufactured by Dave Parker (on the right)

Help is always required on the various projects and the workshop is open between 10:00 and 15:00 hours weekdays and from 10:00 for a couple of hours on Saturdays. The current major project is the refit of the Henry Frederick Swan – become a Volunteer. The annual fees are £15 per annum to cover administrative costs.

NEMT Workshop Facilities:
With the help from The National Lottery Awards for All, new wood working machines are now installed in our workshops and not only will these be essential to the progress on our own vessels under restoration and repair, but we can now offer a machining facility for a small fee.