Maritime heritage education

Learning about heritage

Involving new audiences in maritime heritage

An important focus of our work is to increase public understanding and appreciation in the maritime heritage represented by the vessels in our fleet and to encourage more people to become involved with our shared maritime legacy.

We do this through a variety of means;  you can visit our vessels during maritime festivals and events and when in Brixham; you can volunteer during the winter refit or sailing season to learn traditional skills involved with conserving and sailing historic vessels or you can step aboard a vessel to experience life under traditional sail.

Through recent initiatives such as the Leader project (2012) and Provident project (2013/14), which have been funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have also developed new ways of bringing heritage to school children and high education students, our local communities and the wider public.

For example we have helped develop a new maritime heritage display at Brixham Musuem, our display boards are used in schools, libraries and community centres and we have created a variety of printed and on-line heritage resources with loads of  useful information.

If you search through this section of the website you can access new video, downloadable pdf”s and a range of other info.

As part of this work we run an education outreach programme targeted at Key stage 2, 3 & 4 learners, so talk to us if you would like to develop classroom sessions and workshops for your school or community group.