What we do

At present we are a Volunteer-led organisation.

Our volunteers research local maritime history, collect and record artefacts, photographs and documents with a view to establishing a collection, which we hope to house in a maritime hub that will celebrate the skills and traditions of the past as well as current practices and future developments in the maritime world.

The hub will be housed in a heritage building, promoting the rich built heritage of the area, which is closely linked to the histories of sea captains, shipowners and merchants who once lived there.

To raise awareness of our project we run events and exhibitions with a maritime theme throughout the year.

Founding member and former chairperson, Eleanor, Lady Brown, has had to resign from her position due to ongoing health problems.  She remains committed to the aims of Portaferry and Strangford Trust and we know we can count on her support at all times.