New Home Urgently Needed for Historic Vessels

March 2016

Oyc6QyrMThe Museum of London is no longer able to maintain its historic vessels Varlet and Knocker White. Consequently it is looking to dispose of both of them, either to suitable new owners able to offer them a sustainable future, or for recorded deconstruction line with Museum Association and National Historic Ships UK ethical guidelines.

Conservator Ian Clark has been commissioned to produce condition reports on Knocker White and Varlet (PDF) for the information of interested parties.

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Knocker White – Credit: National Historic Ships UK


Varlet – Credit: National Historic Ships UK








Anyone wishing to discuss the possible acquisition of either or both vessels should contact Sharon Robinson at the Museum of London email The Museum will be taking proposals until Monday 23 May, and holding limited viewing appointments for interested parties on 4 and 5 May by appointment only. Please contact  to book an appointment in advance.

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