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Floating Museum Heading To Tilbury

A DYNAMIC floating museum will be heading to Tilbury next month.

The SS Robin is an entirely new concept in historic ship conservation transforming the SS Robin into a dynamic museum and heritage attraction for 21st century London.

Owners of the SS Robin have been in negotiations over a possible base while she is converted into a £2 million London tourist attraction.

David Kampfner, Project Director for the SS Robin Trust said: “We are very grateful to Forth Ports for allowing us to finalise the refit at the Port of Tilbury.

“We should be leaving Lowestoft in the first week of September and heading into Tilbury.”

The museum is intended to explore for the first time the interlinked stories of London’s industrialisation, trade, energy, commodities, migration, wealth creation, seafaring and shipbuilding.

The Trust’s Honorary Member is HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, who has visited the ship on several occasions and has been extremely supportive of their campaign. Their Patrons are Sir Julian Oswald GCB, Lord Mawson OBE, Lord Ambrose Greenway, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, and the Channel 4 News broadcaster Jon Snow.

YourThurrock plans to be down at the docks as the ship pulls into the port. Below is a film of the ship moving out of London two years ago.


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