In Hancock's Yard you will find:
a dedicated museum building
2 large workshops, where members work on boats of all sizes from kayaks to yachts
a blacksmith's workshop
a library building
an open shelter housing the Charterhouse Lifeboat project
open shelters for small boats, some awaiting restoration & others sadly a bit past it
an open dock & slipway with boats of all sizes
the UK's first Escape Boat
a pool for radio-controlled boats
There are guided tours given by members who've a wealth of information to give you in a friendly relaxed style.
Or, you can roam freely but bear in mind this is a working boatyard - please take care and refrain from interrupting any operator using machinery & tools etc.
Allow 1 to 2 hours for your visit - but you can stay all day if you wish!
10:00-16:00 every day
There is limited parking on site but there is plenty of free parking both in the adjacent sideroads and local car parks, all within a couple of minutes walk. If the yard is full and you have restricted mobility then come in anyway & we'll make a space for you.
buildings (with the exception of the library) are wheelchair accessible
with no steps. The outside surfaces are a mix of grass, gravel and