This year, we’re on a mission to raise $500,000 for Phase II of the Museum's Restoration Plan and re-launch, and thanks to the generosity of long time friend and neighbour Dr Bob Gardiner, you have the chance to double the impact of your gift to the Museum. Now until 30 September, donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $150,000. That means a gift of $250 is automatically doubled – what better reason to support your Marine Museum this summer?

Thanks to the support we received last year, electrical and mechanical repairs are nearly complete, a team of volunteers are in place to move the collection and our dedicated crew has been working tirelessly to prepare for the loading of the SS Marine Museum and its homebound journey.

Before we can re-launch, the Captain has outlined key items that we need your help to complete. Next steps in the re-launch include ongoing restoration of our historic buildings – particularly windows and doors – some vital roof repairs, move-back expenses, exhibit design and program development. This work is crucial to putting the gears in motion for the re-opening of the Museum to the public; first as a historic site, then by next year with a planned new exhibit and the return of on-site programs.

Help us re-launch in fashion and steer your Marine Museum on a course for success with a donation. Then challenge your friends and family to join our journey home!


Read up on our next steps...

move-back and operations
Research and Exhibits
Red Jacket


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