Red Sails Over The Estuary

Wednesday 19th May 2021 to
Sunday 15th August 2021

Red Sails Over The Estuary

An exhibition on the history of the Thames sailing barge and its association with Southend.

The Exhibition is open Wednesday to Sunday.
Admission Free

The Thames Sailing Barge Trust is a registered charity which owns and operates two historic Thames sailing barges from its base at Maldon. The organisation was set up as a club in 1948 and in 2008 became a registered charity. The sailing barges Centaur (built 1895 and Pudge (built 1922) are both on the Historic Ships register. Centaur and Pudge are also Dunkirk Little Ships.
The Trust's aim and objectives are to keep these iconic vessels sailing but also to educate the general public including children about their history and also to keep the skills of sailing the alive, through training new skippers and mates.


Wednesday 19th May 2021 to
Sunday 15th August 2021
11:00 - 16:00


Priory Visitor Centre, Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend



25 minute walk form Southend Victoria Railway Station.
Free Car parking available in Priory Park


Wheelchair Friendly



Previous HYDRACITY 2021
Thames Estuary Trail

Estuary 2021 is made possible by

Principal Partners

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Major Partners

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Commissioning Partners

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Festival Partners

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Festival Supporters

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