Abandon Ship Exhibition

May - November 2017

The 'Abandon Ship!' Exhibition

On the HQS Wellington tells the stories of OTAKI & RICHMOND CASTLE and the surviving crew members.

This free exhibition is open 21st May - 6th November (Sundays and Mondays only, 11am - 5pm), with the exception of planned closures:

18 & 19 June

25 & 26 June

3 July

11 September

The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Otaki, and the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Richmond Castle.

The exhibition aims to share the story of the ships and crew of the Merchant Navy who served during two World Wars. As part of the programme the Wellington Trust is organising a range of events offering opportunities for people of all ages to get involved and have fun learning. All events will be free – although as a charity, the Wellington Trust will welcome donations.

Families of the crew will be taking part in events

HQS Wellington

Temple Stairs,

Victoria Embankment

London WC2R 2PN

A very moving film has been made to introduce this event. It can he viewed here:

Surviving The Savage Sea


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