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The training was tough, brutal at times, yet many of those who came through remember HMS Ganges, at Shotley Gate, with a certain fondness. All the artefacts on display have been donated by former trainees, instructors and staff or their families.
If you are unable to visit during our open days, or you wish to organise a special trip out of usual hours, please contact us and we will endeavour to accommodate your request.
Please remember that we are all volunteers so at least 14 days notice is appreciated.
Please always provide your contact details as we will provide a numbered receipt to accept your items into our Collection. This receipt will help us to locate the position of your item/s within the museum.
Please note that not every item can be on permanent display due to space restrictions but will be held in storage for future rotation of displays.
We stock a wide range of competitively priced items which are available to buy at our Reception Counter.
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WHERE TO EAT
Shotley Marina is on the former Ganges lower sports field site. As well as the Museum you will also find the adjacent Shipwreck Bar and Restaurant, above which is the Shipwreck Loft.
Both the Bristol Arms and Shotley Rose, which were used by staff and civilians based at Ganges, are still operating. All ex-Ganges boys can be assured of a warm welcome from Shane and his staff at the Bristol, and Sarah, Jamie and staff at the Rose.
See also the Links page for further details.
If you are travelling a long distance or want to see more of the beautiful Suffolk countryside you might consider the adjacent Shipwreck Loft at Shotley Marina who provide comfortable B&B style accommodation and balcony views.