Friends of The Nottage

The Friends of The Nottage are a group of supporters who may use our facilities and attend six lectures on a variety of subjects during the winter months. Friends also have use of our extensive maritime library, and receive a copy of our Newsletter, either by email or post.

The Nottage Maritime Institute on The Quay, Wivenhoe is a unique and historic institution. For an annual subscription of just £15 or £25 per couple, you can become a “Friend of the Nottage”. This represents a great investment; not only will you help the Nottage to continue its important activities, but you can also attend our winter lecture series completely free of charge. All talks begin at 7.30pm and generally finish by 9.30pm. You are welcome to bring guests, for a small donation and subject to availability of seats.

To apply to be a Friend, please click on the link below to download the enrolment form.

Our Programme of Lectures

The season of winter talks is over

Our successful winter season is over now and the management team here at the Nottage would like to thank all our speakers and enthusiastic audiences for coming along to enjoy the experience. Our next winter season starts in September 2024 where we hope to bring you not just talks but a few relevant maritime films to educate and inspire. If you would like to become a Friend or Volunteer in any capacity please download the relevant form or use the Contact Us form. Have a wonderful summer and hope to see you soon here at the Nottage at the weekends when we are open.