Trinity House Tour & Lecture

Start : 
2 May 2014 - 10:30
End : 
2 May 2014 - 15:30
Type: 
Tour
Location: 

Trinity House Maritime Museum (plus walking tour of Leith)
99 Kirkgate
Edinburgh
EH6 6BJ

Trinity House Leith


This tour is organised by Scottish Local History Forum

The origins of Trinity House can be traced to 1380, although the present remarkable building was constructed in 1816. Founded by shipowners and shipmasters of Leith to assist destitute sailors and their families, the incorporation developed to improve safety and training for mariners.

With interesting maritime collections, mostly donated by the members, this is a fascinating place to visit.

In addition to a private tour of the collection, Eric Graham will also give a talk on the history of the Leith smacks, which provided the first scheduled passenger service to London with reference to ships models, programmes and advertisements in the Trinity House collection.

The tour and talk will be followed by a walking tour of Leith harbour. There will be free time at lunchtime for delegates to obtain their own refreshments.

Numbers are strictly limited so book now at www.slhf.org/contact-slhf (select Events for type of enquiry).

Costs

£5 for members, £10 for non-members

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