Maritime archaeology trust

Investigate | Engage | Promote | Protect

The Maritime Archaeology Trust was established to study and manage the underwater cultural heritage and disseminate the results. The organisation was set up over thirty years ago to develop a strategic approach to the sustainable management of the maritime archaeological resource in the UK and internationally.

Our pioneering investigation of shipwrecks, intertidal structures, drowned settlements and submerged prehistoric landscapes has steered research in projects across north-west Europe, in the Mediterranean Sea, the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea. Our education, outreach and volunteering programmes make maritime heritage available to all through events, activities, our Discovery Bus and through the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum.



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MAT On Tour

In 2022, we want to get our Discovery Bus back on the road so that we can share our work with communities. For us to realise this ambition, we need to raise a total of £10,000.

To help us reach our goal, we are calling anyone with a passion for ‘our heritage, our ocean, and our future’ to consider giving us either a one-off donation of any amount or a monthly donation of just £5. Your donations will help us fund our programme of community events throughout 2022.

Find out more and donate here.

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