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The Maritime Archaeology Trust is a registered charity with over 25 years’ experience in research, investigations and pioneering techniques for the study of marine cultural heritage. Originating in the South of England as the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology, we have grown from our regional roots to an internationally renowned authority on maritime archaeological issues and research.

1991

The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology is founded.

1996

Refurbishment of Sunken Secrets exhibition at Fort Victoria, Isle of Wight.

1998

Worked flints found at Bouldnor Cliff.

2010

The Discovery Bus is launched.

2012

The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology changes its name to the Maritime Archaeology Trust.

2017

The MAT takes over management of the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum, Isle of Wight.

2021

MAT will celebrate 30 years of protecting and promoting maritime heritage.

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1991

The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology is founded.

1996

Refurbishment of Sunken Secrets exhibition at Fort Victoria, Isle of Wight.

1998

Worked flints found at Bouldnor Cliff.

2010

The Discovery Bus is launched.

2012

The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology changes its name to the Maritime Archaeology Trust.

2017

The MAT takes over management of the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum, Isle of Wight.

2021

MAT will celebrate 30 years of protecting and promoting maritime heritage.

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