The Wellington Trust

The Wellington Trust HQS Wellington is a Grimsby class former Royal Navy sloop that served through the Second World War as a Convoy es**rt ship. The Trust preserves the ship as a floating museum, library and event space.
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Sad news! Unfortunately we've had to delay the public reopening of the Wellington. It was a tough decision but for the s...
23/07/2021

Sad news! Unfortunately we've had to delay the public reopening of the Wellington. It was a tough decision but for the sakes of everyone's wellbeing we decided it was the wisest decision.

However, it will remain open for the Master Mariners and hospitality events.

We'll provide more updates soon.

Sad news! Unfortunately we've had to delay the public reopening of the Wellington. It was a tough decision but for the sakes of everyone's wellbeing we decided it was the wisest decision.

However, it will remain open for the Master Mariners and hospitality events.

We'll provide more updates soon.

Adopt a ship! Back in 1969, HQS Wellington welcomed aboard Earl Mountbatten as schools were allowed to adopt #warships f...
17/07/2021
HMS Wellington (1969)

Adopt a ship! Back in 1969, HQS Wellington welcomed aboard Earl Mountbatten as schools were allowed to adopt #warships for the first time. https://buff.ly/3kubr3J #RoyalNavy #BritishHistory

HMS Wellington. School children adopt warships. Blackfriars, London.GV HMS Wellington moored near Blackfriars Bridge. CU Bridge with Wellington sign on it. G...

Date for your diary: On July 25 we open a new 3-month exhibition which tells the story of the South Asian seafarers who ...
16/07/2021

Date for your diary: On July 25 we open a new 3-month exhibition which tells the story of the South Asian seafarers who worked aboard British ships during the time of the British Empire. Find out more: https://buff.ly/3wm7X5I #Maritime #WhatsOn #BritishHistory

Date for your diary: On July 25 we open a new 3-month exhibition which tells the story of the South Asian seafarers who worked aboard British ships during the time of the British Empire. Find out more: https://buff.ly/3wm7X5I #Maritime #WhatsOn #BritishHistory

15/07/2021
FOLLOW THE BUOYS! - The Wellington Trust

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, we’re bringing the WELLINGTON into the 21st Century via the clever use of Augmented Reality. Opens 25th July! https://buff.ly/2V8FqUu #Maritime #BritishHistory #NavalHistory @HeritageFundUK

AN AUGMENTED REALITY INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL THE FAMILYCome onboard and steer the ship in her role as convoy es**rt. Open Sundays and Mondays from 11am to 5pm, from 25th July to October 31st, 2021. Book here for your admission to the ship, £7.50 for adults and FREE for children and students ...

Photos from Royal Navy's post
14/07/2021

Photos from Royal Navy's post

Learn more about HQS Wellington's past on our new history page. Find out about her early career patrolling the South Pac...
14/07/2021

Learn more about HQS Wellington's past on our new history page. Find out about her early career patrolling the South Pacific, contribution to the war effort and post-war retirement. https://buff.ly/3xDoq7a #MaritimeHistory #WWII #HQSWellington

Learn more about HQS Wellington's past on our new history page. Find out about her early career patrolling the South Pacific, contribution to the war effort and post-war retirement. https://buff.ly/3xDoq7a #MaritimeHistory #WWII #HQSWellington

The HQS Wellington is getting ready to welcome you back aboard the ship. It’s been too long! The grand reopening is on S...
13/07/2021

The HQS Wellington is getting ready to welcome you back aboard the ship. It’s been too long! The grand reopening is on Sun 25th July and you can book your visit here. #Maritime #DaysOut #LondonHistory https://www.thewellingtontrust.org/

The HQS Wellington is getting ready to welcome you back aboard the ship. It’s been too long! The grand reopening is on Sun 25th July and you can book your visit here. #Maritime #DaysOut #LondonHistory https://www.thewellingtontrust.org/

12/07/2021
Voyaging across the Isthmus of Panama in Central America - The Wellington Trust

Tonight 6.30pm! Our latest Heritage Lecture tells the history of voyaging across the Isthmus of Panama in Central America. Book your virtual seat! #Voyage #Maritime #History

A history of transiting from the Atlantic to the Pacific (and vice versa) from the very first crossing by a European, when the Spanish explorer, Balboa, gazed at the Pacific Ocean from the heights of Darien to today’s modern, large and shiny new Panama Canal. Presented by the latest ancient advent...

Date for your diary! This coming Mon (12 July) discover the #history of voyages across the Isthmus of Panama in Central ...
09/07/2021

Date for your diary! This coming Mon (12 July) discover the #history of voyages across the Isthmus of Panama in Central America. It's set to be a fascinating online lecture and you can find out more here: https://buff.ly/3yRCLx9 #Maritime #Voyage

Date for your diary! This coming Mon (12 July) discover the #history of voyages across the Isthmus of Panama in Central America. It's set to be a fascinating online lecture and you can find out more here: https://buff.ly/3yRCLx9 #Maritime #Voyage

Britain employed thousands of Asian seafarers during the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s in order to expand and maintain its empi...
07/07/2021

Britain employed thousands of Asian seafarers during the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s in order to expand and maintain its empire. On 25th July, we open a new exhibition aboard the ship which explores their experiences. https://buff.ly/2SM8FLS https://buff.ly/2Twfj9E https://buff.ly/2Twfj9E
#AsianHistory #BritishHistory #MaritimeHistory

Britain employed thousands of Asian seafarers during the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s in order to expand and maintain its empire. On 25th July, we open a new exhibition aboard the ship which explores their experiences. https://buff.ly/2SM8FLS https://buff.ly/2Twfj9E https://buff.ly/2Twfj9E
#AsianHistory #BritishHistory #MaritimeHistory

“FULL SPEED AHEAD!” Ever wanted to know what it feels like to be behind the ship's wheel aboard the HQS Wellington? From...
06/07/2021

“FULL SPEED AHEAD!” Ever wanted to know what it feels like to be behind the ship's wheel aboard the HQS Wellington? From July 25th we're opening a new immersive interactive experience which places you in the thick of the action: https://buff.ly/2V8FqUu
#DaysOut #NavalCraft #LondonEvents

“FULL SPEED AHEAD!” Ever wanted to know what it feels like to be behind the ship's wheel aboard the HQS Wellington? From July 25th we're opening a new immersive interactive experience which places you in the thick of the action: https://buff.ly/2V8FqUu
#DaysOut #NavalCraft #LondonEvents

The rumours ARE true! The HQS Wellington is reopening on Sun 25th July. Not only that, there’ll also be an Immersive Int...
05/07/2021
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The rumours ARE true! The HQS Wellington is reopening on Sun 25th July. Not only that, there’ll also be an Immersive Interactive Experience experience and South Asian Seafarers exhibition. Book now! https://buff.ly/3jFRkzn #LondonAttractions #NavalHistory #Maritime

Discover HQS WellingtonHistoryHMS WELLINGTON began her successful career in the 1930s. Laid down in September 1933 at Devonport Dockyard, launched in May 1934, she entered service in January 1935. Her purpose was as an Imperial Patrol Sloop destined for the New Zealand Station. She was a Grimsby Cla...

04/07/2021
Would you like to volunteer aboard the historic HQS Wellington? We're looking for keen deck hands to greet our visitors ...
02/07/2021

Would you like to volunteer aboard the historic HQS Wellington? We're looking for keen deck hands to greet our visitors aboard the ship when it reopens on July 29th. See below for details. #Volunteering #WorkExperience #Maritime

Would you like to volunteer aboard the historic HQS Wellington? We're looking for keen deck hands to greet our visitors aboard the ship when it reopens on July 29th. See below for details. #Volunteering #WorkExperience #Maritime

Dark clouds loom over the HQS Wellington in this striking photo from MQZ Rota.  https://buff.ly/3h9w2bO #HQSWellington #...
01/07/2021

Dark clouds loom over the HQS Wellington in this striking photo from MQZ Rota. https://buff.ly/3h9w2bO #HQSWellington #Thames #London

Dark clouds loom over the HQS Wellington in this striking photo from MQZ Rota. https://buff.ly/3h9w2bO #HQSWellington #Thames #London

The Wellington is the last survivor of the 13 Grimsby-class sloops built in the 1930s. Their purpose? To protect merchan...
30/06/2021

The Wellington is the last survivor of the 13 Grimsby-class sloops built in the 1930s. Their purpose? To protect merchant ships from attack. It now stands proudly as a floating museum and library on the #Thames. https://buff.ly/35W1ML9 #Sloop #HistoricShips #Maritime #Sloop

The Wellington is the last survivor of the 13 Grimsby-class sloops built in the 1930s. Their purpose? To protect merchant ships from attack. It now stands proudly as a floating museum and library on the #Thames. https://buff.ly/35W1ML9 #Sloop #HistoricShips #Maritime #Sloop

#DidYouKnow? Britain is made up of 6100 islands of which 291 are inhabited. Many of Scilly’s uninhabited islands pay tri...
29/06/2021

#DidYouKnow? Britain is made up of 6100 islands of which 291 are inhabited. Many of Scilly’s uninhabited islands pay tribute to the tragic #shipwrecks that have taken place over the centuries. #UKIslands

#DidYouKnow? Britain is made up of 6100 islands of which 291 are inhabited. Many of Scilly’s uninhabited islands pay tribute to the tragic #shipwrecks that have taken place over the centuries. #UKIslands

A beautiful night-time vision of the HQS Wellington, courtesy of Kayode Okeyode circa 2007. https://buff.ly/3vB4r7d #HQS...
25/06/2021

A beautiful night-time vision of the HQS Wellington, courtesy of Kayode Okeyode circa 2007. https://buff.ly/3vB4r7d #HQSWellington #London #Photography

A beautiful night-time vision of the HQS Wellington, courtesy of Kayode Okeyode circa 2007. https://buff.ly/3vB4r7d #HQSWellington #London #Photography

Would you like to support the upkeep of the HQS Wellington? Then visit our donation page and help preserve its history f...
24/06/2021

Would you like to support the upkeep of the HQS Wellington? Then visit our donation page and help preserve its history for future generations. https://buff.ly/3gOxpvc #Maritime #BritishHistory

Would you like to support the upkeep of the HQS Wellington? Then visit our donation page and help preserve its history for future generations. https://buff.ly/3gOxpvc #Maritime #BritishHistory

The Wellington's Model Room is a treasure trove of #nautical #history. Discover a model of the world's fastest tea carry...
23/06/2021

The Wellington's Model Room is a treasure trove of #nautical #history. Discover a model of the world's fastest tea carrying ship and a grand staircase rescued from the Viper! https://buff.ly/3cNjnbO #HistoricShips

The Wellington's Model Room is a treasure trove of #nautical #history. Discover a model of the world's fastest tea carrying ship and a grand staircase rescued from the Viper! https://buff.ly/3cNjnbO #HistoricShips

We're seeking volunteers to help out aboard the HQS Wellington from the 25th July. Would you like to be a crew member ab...
22/06/2021

We're seeking volunteers to help out aboard the HQS Wellington from the 25th July. Would you like to be a crew member aboard this historic ship? All hands... Email: [email protected] #Volunteering #London #VolunteersWanted

We're seeking volunteers to help out aboard the HQS Wellington from the 25th July. Would you like to be a crew member aboard this historic ship? All hands... Email: [email protected] #Volunteering #London #VolunteersWanted

Did you know? Around 90 percent of trade among countries is carried by ships. More nautical facts here. https://buff.ly/...
21/06/2021

Did you know? Around 90 percent of trade among countries is carried by ships. More nautical facts here. https://buff.ly/3xpMbiq #Shipping #Maritime #Trade

Did you know? Around 90 percent of trade among countries is carried by ships. More nautical facts here. https://buff.ly/3xpMbiq #Shipping #Maritime #Trade

Do you have a link to the HQS Wellington? We'd love to hear from you if you have any interesting information or maritime...
19/06/2021

Do you have a link to the HQS Wellington? We'd love to hear from you if you have any interesting information or maritime stories related to the ol' sloop. #MaritimeHistory #History #HQSWellington

Do you have a link to the HQS Wellington? We'd love to hear from you if you have any interesting information or maritime stories related to the ol' sloop. #MaritimeHistory #History #HQSWellington

This Monday (14th June)! Learn all about the record-breaking Vickers Vimy #aircraft and latter day attempts to recreate ...
12/06/2021

This Monday (14th June)! Learn all about the record-breaking Vickers Vimy #aircraft and latter day attempts to recreate its historic journeys. Starts 6.30pm. Sign up to our latest heritage lecture here: https://buff.ly/3g6EI1T #FreeLecture #BritishHistory

This Monday (14th June)! Learn all about the record-breaking Vickers Vimy #aircraft and latter day attempts to recreate its historic journeys. Starts 6.30pm. Sign up to our latest heritage lecture here: https://buff.ly/3g6EI1T #FreeLecture #BritishHistory

Date for your diary! Next Mon (14th June), Jenny Moseley - formerly of National Geographic - tells the story of the Vick...
10/06/2021

Date for your diary! Next Mon (14th June), Jenny Moseley - formerly of National Geographic - tells the story of the Vickers Vimy and her involvement in latter day attempts to re-enact its famous flights. It didn't all go smoothly! Book your virtual seat: https://buff.ly/3g6EI1T #WellingtonTrust #History #Aircraft

Date for your diary! Next Mon (14th June), Jenny Moseley - formerly of National Geographic - tells the story of the Vickers Vimy and her involvement in latter day attempts to re-enact its famous flights. It didn't all go smoothly! Book your virtual seat: https://buff.ly/3g6EI1T #WellingtonTrust #History #Aircraft

We're looking for volunteers to serve aboard the HQS Wellington. Think you've got what it takes? (Actually, it doesn't t...
27/05/2021

We're looking for volunteers to serve aboard the HQS Wellington. Think you've got what it takes? (Actually, it doesn't take much, just a friendly and dependable nature 🙂) #Volunteer #HQSWellington #Volunteering

We're looking for volunteers to serve aboard the HQS Wellington. Think you've got what it takes? (Actually, it doesn't take much, just a friendly and dependable nature 🙂) #Volunteer #HQSWellington #Volunteering

Tonight at 6.30pm! Join us for our latest Maritime Heritage Lecture - this time it's all about the experiences of Indian...
17/05/2021

Tonight at 6.30pm! Join us for our latest Maritime Heritage Lecture - this time it's all about the experiences of Indian Ocean seafarers. Book your FREE place: https://buff.ly/2R6EGxA #MaritimeHistory #History #HistoryLecture

Tonight at 6.30pm! Join us for our latest Maritime Heritage Lecture - this time it's all about the experiences of Indian Ocean seafarers. Book your FREE place: https://buff.ly/2R6EGxA #MaritimeHistory #History #HistoryLecture

A date for your diary! Next Monday (May 17th) we're hosting a fascinating lecture about the lives of Indian Ocean seafar...
13/05/2021

A date for your diary! Next Monday (May 17th) we're hosting a fascinating lecture about the lives of Indian Ocean seafarers. Hear their incredible stories and get a rare insight into their lives onboard British ships. Book your virtual seat! https://buff.ly/2R6EGxA #MaritimeHistory #BritishHistory #AsianHistory

A date for your diary! Next Monday (May 17th) we're hosting a fascinating lecture about the lives of Indian Ocean seafarers. Hear their incredible stories and get a rare insight into their lives onboard British ships. Book your virtual seat! https://buff.ly/2R6EGxA #MaritimeHistory #BritishHistory #AsianHistory

Join us for our May Heritage Lecture which explores the lives of Indian Ocean seafarers employed aboard British ships du...
12/05/2021
Salt fish and Shaitan: Lascars lives at sea, 1750-1850 – The Wellington Trust

Join us for our May Heritage Lecture which explores the lives of Indian Ocean seafarers employed aboard British ships during the 18th and 19th centuries. Find out more and book your virtual seat for Monday May 17th: https://www.thewellingtontrust.org/event/salt-fish-and-shaitan-lascars-lives-at-sea-1750-1850/ #Seafarers #MaritimeHistory #AsianHistory

We would be delighted if you can join us for our May Maritime Heritage Lecture on Monday May 17th, starting at 18.30. The lecture will last about an hour with some time after that for questions and discussion.

Congratulations to Commodore Les Chapman who recently became Master of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners. The HC...
12/05/2021
Master 2021-2022

Congratulations to Commodore Les Chapman who recently became Master of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners. The HCMM's Livery Hall is onboard HQS Wellington. Learn more about this 'Wellington Friend's' maritime achievements here: https://www.hcmm.org.uk/resource/master-2021-2022.html #HCMM #Mariners #WellingtonFriends

Lt Cdr Les CHAPMAN CMMar FNI RN has been elected for the administrative year 1st May 2021 to 30th April 2022.

Free online #lecture from the Wellington Trust! Hear rarely told stories from the "Golden Age of Piracy" on Monday April...
16/04/2021

Free online #lecture from the Wellington Trust! Hear rarely told stories from the "Golden Age of Piracy" on Monday April 19th at 6.30pm. Book your place here: http://ow.ly/s3Re50Eoy6c #History #Webinar #Pirates

Free online #lecture from the Wellington Trust! Hear rarely told stories from the "Golden Age of Piracy" on Monday April 19th at 6.30pm. Book your place here: http://ow.ly/s3Re50Eoy6c #History #Webinar #Pirates

Are you a relative of South Asian seafarers? We're hosting an exhibition which highlights the rarely told stories of 'la...
16/04/2021

Are you a relative of South Asian seafarers? We're hosting an exhibition which highlights the rarely told stories of 'lascars' through the centuries. If you've got a connection we'd love to hear from you!

Are you a relative of South Asian seafarers? We're hosting an exhibition which highlights the rarely told stories of 'lascars' through the centuries. If you've got a connection we'd love to hear from you!

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