Exploring our future, inspired by our pastOur Patron - The Duchess of Northumberland

A message fom our Patron, The Duchess of Northumberland 

‘Tall ships, adventure and active learning, all aimed at getting young people in to new jobs. This is an inspirational project for Northumberland and we should all back it.’ 

 Dame Ellen MacArthur.Dame Ellen MacArthur.

 "I think the Blyth Tall Ship project is fantastic on so many levels. We have an amazing heritage of boat building in this country and this project is keeping that alive. It is also introducing the magic of sailing adventures to a new generation and doing so in a self-sustaining way. I am sure the project will bring a lot of enjoyment to everyone involved. Go for it! "


Blyth Tall Ship is recapturing the spirit of adventure and global entrepreneurship that was employed in Blyth to discover the Antarctic Landmass 200 years ago in a sailing ship called the Williams, to inspire future generations to fulfil their full potential by:

  • Setting up and running a training centre in a traditional workshop that introduces engineering skills through the medium of heritage boat building, working alongside retired engineers.   
  • Running an Expedition to celebrate the discovery of the Antarctic Landmass from Blyth in 1819 by restoring and refitting a similar heritage vessel to the original and repeating the voyage with young people from Blyth.
  • Developing a Museum and Visitor attraction alongside our partners on the quayside at Blyth.


Learn to build boats! Join our free Level 1 NVQ Engineering courses.

Call the workshop on 01670 352227, to arrange a visit.    

A Huge Thank You To Our Funding Partners 




Blyth_Tall_Ship Local artist Edwin Blackburn launches new painting of Williams II. @WillExpedition https://t.co/wag9MdvHmG
Blyth_Tall_Ship Sailing ahead with heritage project https://t.co/baR2lcNBKm
Blyth_Tall_Ship Steamed fish at Newbiggin today! https://t.co/suvob93BLe
Blyth_Tall_Ship Fab day with Blyth yr 6's visiting us and the port before going to High School. @HLFNorthEast https://t.co/TKVIPGXSfB