Who are the Friends?
The Friends of the Maritime Archaeology Trust are a group of people with a keen interest in their maritime heritage and a strong desire to see it rescued, researched, recorded and revealed. The Friends attracts members from all walks of life. Anyone is welcome to join and we offer activities that everyone can participate in and enjoy, whether outdoors in the field, in the laboratory, office, archives or from your own home.
What do the Friends do?
Our Friends are welcome to be as active as they wish, we provide lots of opportunities to get involved and meet other Friends, including talks, workshops, trips and social events and also the chance to get involved with real archaeological fieldwork. As a charitable organisation we rely heavily on the efforts of volunteers to assist on our archaeological research projects. You don't need to have any qualifications or experience, as we can always find a useful job for the total novice. You will be working alongside professional archaeologists and will find you learn lots more than you ever would from a textbook!
What do Friends get?
As a Friend you will receive:
Join our Friends
It's easy to become a Friend! All you need to do is fill out an application form and send it to us. Payment of the annual subscription is either by Direct Debit (this is the perferable method of payment as it keep our administration to a minimum) or by cheque.
Following a review of membership categories we have recently simplified the annual membership to a single flat rate of just £12 per year. For just £1 a month you can support the MAT and help rescue the nation's submerged maritime heritage.
(If you are a current MAT Friend and are on one of our previous membership categories we will be writing to you soon to explain the change and ask if you would like to move to our new annual single rate membership fee)