Saving Maritime History

The coast of the North East of England from Berwick in the north to Whitby and beyond in the south, has an extremely rich maritime, historic and cultural heritage. We aim to encourage and invite everyone with an interest to come along.

Welcome, this is North East Maritime Trust (NEMT) South Shields, Tyne and Wear. NEMT’s focus is on regionally important historic working boat restoration, repair and conservation including maintenance, training and sailing for all. Everyone is welcome to join our team.

Use our Facebook Page to check out historic vessels and maritime craft as well as all kinds of maritime artefacts or Open Current Twitter Feed (X) to get the latest information on sailings, and events etc.

The main work of NEMT is undertaken by volunteers in the Fishermens’ Workshop and Boatshed at 2-3 Wapping Street, off River Drive in South Shields, NE33 1LQ.
Members of the public, whether skilled or not, are encouraged to become members and assist on various projects.

North East Maritime Trust is open to the public between 10.00 and 15.00 Tuesdays & Wednesdays and on Saturday mornings.

Special opening arrangements are made to accommodate school visits, and other interested groups. The Trust offers a friendly and welcoming environment and the annual membership fee is £15 to cover administrative costs.