What we do
The Gloucester (1682) Charitable Trust is an independent charity set up in 2023 to care for the wreck of the Gloucester.
The ambitions of the Trust
The Gloucester (1682) Charitable Trust is an independent charity set up in 2023 to care for the wreck of the Gloucester, conserve the historic artefacts which are rescued from the site and further education about them and their history.
- We will assist with the recovery and preservation of The Gloucester (1682) and related or connected artefacts.
- We encourage further research, study and education into the story of the Gloucester, the lives of those onboard, 17th Century maritime, political and social history.
A permanent home
Our ultimate goal is to create a permanent home for the artefacts from the Gloucester to be displayed and enjoyed by the public.
The location is yet to be finalised but is planned to be in Great Yarmouth. We hope to develop a world-class visitor experience and educational resource for this and future generations.
Maritime Archaeology Statement by the Gloucester 1682 Trust
CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION OF THE UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE
All investigations to be conducted on the historically and culturally important Gloucester shipwreck that sank in 1682 will be carried out within the framework of national and international legislation including the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage and any activities on the site will be carried out in accordance with the Annex of the Convention. The Annex comprises a series of ethical rules concerning activities directed at underwater cultural heritage.
We work with the UEA as our academic partners, the Royal Navy, the Ministry of Defence, other museums and relevant bodies to achieve our objectives.
Images ©️ Norfolk Historic Shipwrecks Ltd.
Stay in touch
We would like to keep you informed as this exciting project unfolds and hear what you have to say.