Ramsgate Maritime Museum The Clock House, Pier Yard Royal Harbour, Ramsgate
The Clock House, Pier Yard, Royal Harbour, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8LS
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Museum: TUESDAYS to SUNDAYS 10.30 am - 5.30 pm
(From 15th Sept SAT & SUN only).
S.T. Cervia: SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 10.30 am - 5.30 pm

9th August 2013
Shipwreck Treasure Tour... perhaps... Ramsgate Harbour in a storm, by JMW Turner

The Steam Museum Trust is currently in discussions with the organisers of "The Shipwreck Treasure Tour" to hold an exhibition in the Clock House during September 2013.
This exciting display features gold and silver bullion – coins, etc. - salvaged rom 3 historic ship wrecks, the S.S. "Gairoppa", S.S. "Republic" and the "Tortugas".
Please keep an eye on this website for updates...

7th August 2013
The "Old Gaffers" at the Royal Harbour! The 'Old Gaffers' at the Royal Harbour! Photos courtesy of Michael Child The 'Old Gaffers' at the Royal Harbour! Photos courtesy of Michael Child

The Ramsgate Royal Harbour played host to the "Old Gaffers Association" 50th Anniversary celebrations over the weekend 3-5th August. The flotilla of traditional 'gaff rigged' sailing boats were moored on the museum's King George IV heritage pontoons, Cervia and Sundowner were 'dressed overall' with their signal flags aloft, becoming honourary "Old Gaffers" for the event. A good time was had by all, and the evocative spectacle brought significant numbers of visitors to both the museum and to the harbour.
Photos courtesy of Michael Child
The 'Old Gaffers' at the Royal Harbour! Photos courtesy of Michael Child The 'Old Gaffers' at the Royal Harbour! Photos courtesy of Michael Child The 'Old Gaffers' at the Royal Harbour! Photos courtesy of Michael Child

2nd August 2013
Join the new "Cervia Supporters Group" and help support the hard work of volunteers preserving Steam Tug "Cervia" and the Dunkirk Little Ship M.Y. "Sundowner". Steam Tug Cervia at Ramsgate Royal Harbour

Sundowner and Cervia have dedicated and regular volunteer crew who unstintingly give of their time and effort to look after and maintain these nationally important vessels. A wider "Supporters Group" is currently being set up under the able direction of Mike Houckham to generate increased interest, recruit additional volunteers and raise funds for the long-term care of Cervia - the last remaining ocean-going steam tug which has been associated with Ramsgate since the late 1940's.
A separate website is going to be set up for the new "Cervia Supporters Group" and a wide range of special events fund raising and activities is being planned, starting with a concert in April 2014 - more details to follow... Steam Tug Cervia at Ramsgate Royal Harbour

29th July 2013
Museum Features on ITV's Meridian News

The museum featured on television recently, in an ITV Meridian news article about the on-going conservation of the many rare items found on wrecks on the Goodwin Sands (and now housed in the Museum's Clock House building).

15th July 2013
Scandlemongers and Summer Squall...
Coming to Ramsgate
24th - 26th August 2013

The museum has continued to be involved in numerous harbour-side events during the season, including childrens' workshops with the Scandalmongers Theatre Company and reaching a climax with the established "Summer Squall" arts festival which, once again, is due to be held over the August bank holiday, 24th - 26th August 2013.

12th July 2013
Museum Openings for 2013...

The museum and steam tug Cervia opened for the 2013 season during the 4 day Easter holiday weekend, and the May Day and Whitsun 3 day weekends, followed by regular weekend openings until the end of June.
From 2nd July, the museum will be open 6 days week, and Steam Tug Cervia at weekends.
So far this season the favourable weather, following dismal conditions earlier in the season, has brought substantial numbers to Ramsgate and to the Maritime Museum, including Smeatons Drydock and the two historic vessels - which are all under the care of the Steam Museum Trust.

8th July 2013
M.Y. Sundowner leads the Dunkirk Little Ships at The Medway River Festival

M.Y. Sundowner represented the Ramsgate Museum at the Medway River Festival on Saturday and, once again, she led the flotilla of Dunkirk Little Ships.
Sundowner is next due to appear at the forthcoming Hampton Court event on 7th and 8th September in honour of veterans of past maritime conflicts, including the South Atlantic and Second World War.
M.Y. Sundowner will then attend the Classic Boat Festival (The Mayor's Thames Festival) at St Katherine's Dock, London on 15th September. This event will bring to a close the busy season of activities for both of the Steam Museum Trusts' two historic vessels, both ably supporting the Museum and helping to publicise Ramsgate to a wider audience.

1st July 2013
Record Crowds at The
Preston Rally & East Kent Show!

The Steam Museum Trust held the 11th annual Preston Rally & East Kent Show over the weekend of 29-30th June. This attracted both record crowds and record numbers of exhibits and attractions - so much so that it is now referred to in the press as "East Kent's Premier Event". Next year's show is planned to be even bigger and better...
Plans are underway to hold the very popular "Harbour Steam" event once again, over the August Bank holiday weekend in 2014... a date to keep in mind if you have an interest in maritime history and historic vessels.

21st March 2013
2013 EASTER REOPENING... The Ramsgate Museum Clock House

We are pleased to announce that the Ramsgate Museum and Steam Tug "Cervia' will be reopening for the Easter holidays from Friday 29th March 2013 for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend (including Monday), and then will be open Wednesdays to Sundays through until Sunday 14th April.
Our opening hours will be:
Wednesdays to Sundays 10.30 am - 5.30 pm (+ bank holiday Monday).

The historic Steam Tug "Cervia" will also be open to visitors over Easter.
(Note: S.T. "Cervia" open from 11.00 am each day.)

Current opening times shown at top of page.

Older News... see Page 2

Ramsgate Maritime Museum is operated by the Steam Museum Trust Ltd.
UK registered charity No. 1129376
Registered with the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council No. 1424

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