Hello and welcome to the brand-new Ipswich Maritime Trust website! We have been hard at work for the last 10 months planning, writing and working with the amazing web designer Angie, from Purple Hippo to create something we are so proud of.
So please explore it and let us know what you think. There is a lot more we want to do over the next few months and years and we will be adding and expanding it with loads more content all to do with Maritime Ipswich.
Make sure to keep up to date with everything to with Maritime Ipswich via our social media channels and sign up for our latest news, events and monthly blog posts.
For those of you that are new to Ipswich and to us. We are a registered local charity that came to life following the Maritime Ipswich 82 celebrations. Formed at a time when the Wet Dock was in decline and our aim was to find ways to help bring the Wet Dock, now the Waterfront back to life, something largely achieved over the last 35 years. We arranged the Sail Ipswich event in 1997 which was the beginnings of the now ever popular Ipswich Maritime Festivals and we continue to support Ipswich Borough Council with this event.
Today the principal aim of the IMT is to protect and promote the astonishing maritime history and heritage of Ipswich and the River Orwell, that reaches right back to the 7th Century. We also support and encourage a wide range of educational activities for all ages to promote traditional sailing skills, including support for other local maritime charities such as Adventures Offshore and Sea Change Sailing Trust.
We maintain a Window Museum on Albion Quay near Dance East on the Waterfront open 24/7 365 days a year, the only one of its kind in the UK. Displays are changed regularly, and you can find our most recent here, why not pop down and have a look!
We are always looking for passionate volunteers to help look after Ipswich’s maritime heritage and could not function without them or a growing body of members, so if you are interested why not get involved too.
We look forward to having you onboard with us.