Aims and objectives:
To advance the education of the public in the history of Emsworth and the surrounding area, particularly by the provision of a public museum.
To acquire, restore and preserve such maritime and other articles, items, objects, artefacts, documents or memorabilia as may be considered to be of local historical interest.
Services and activities offered:
Social events (talks, trips to places of interest and occasionally short holidays) are arranged for members of Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust. Emsworth Museum contains many fascinating displays showing the history of local seafaring families, boat building, fishing and coastal trade in grain and coal as well as memorabilia relating to two past Emsworth residents - Sir Peter Blake (round the world yachtsman and environmentalist) and P. G. Wodehouse. Many of the names that Wodehouse uses in his stories are based on local places and people. In addition the David Rudkin Room contains special exhibitions that change monthly. Talks organised by EM&HT are held during the winter months (all are open to the public).
Anyone can join the Trust, by paying an annual subscription. Talks & Museum open to members and non members.
Special needs catered for:
Emsworth Museum is on the 1st floor with access via stairs or stairlift. Car parking adjacent. Some large print labels - stewards available for description of displays.
Variable membership charges of Emsworth Maritime + Historical Trust - i.e. from £5 for single over 65years to £12 for 2 people under 65years. Admission to Museum free, although a donation is very much appreciated. Admission to talks. Members of EM&HT £1.50; Non members £3.
Emsworth Museum is open from Easter until the end of October. Sats & Bank Holidays from 10.30am -4.30pm. Suns from 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Fridays in August 2.30 - 4.30pm. Special out of hours visits can be arranged by contacting the Hon. Secretary.