About us

About us


Our ethos is simple: to promote understanding and enjoyment of maritime heritage in an ever changing world. We believe that this can only be achieved by building strong partnerships with other heritage and marine organisations to together monitor and raise awareness of sites of archaeological significance.

The Trust engages some of best researchers and academics in marine archaeology which is why we currently lead, contribute to, and work in partnership on projects with a range of UK and EU organisations and funding bodies.

MAT Objectives:

Investigate: maritime, coastal and underwater archaeology.

Engage: people, communities and schools through involvement, enjoyment and education.

Promote: hard to reach and inaccessible maritime heritage.

Protect: through supporting heritage management for current and future generations.


The HWTMA is a charitable trust (registered charity number 900025)

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