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Learn more about Massey Shaw.

About Us

The Massey Shaw and Marine Vessels Preservation Society (the Society) is a charitable trust operating under the authority of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales and trades as the ‘Massey Shaw Education Trust’.


Discover just a snippet of the history behind this unique London vessel and see why it deserves to be maintained and experienced by all.

Governance and Trustees

The Board of Directors play a vital role in ensuring the sustainability of the Trust and listening to the views of its members to further the Trusts primary goal.

Press & Media Contact

Get in touch if you’re writing a piece featuring Massey Shaw or wish to use imagery of Massey.

Contact Us

Find out how to visit us and get in touch

Latest news about Massey Shaw

Get the latest news, event details, press releases, images and video content from the Massey Shaw Education Trust.

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Youtube videos

Learning Zone

Education is at the core of the Massey Shaw Education Trust and we are proud to have such a unique resource to display and educate people in the history of the vessel and London’s maritime history.


Restoration Timeline

The restoration of Massey Shaw commenced in October 2008 after the Heritage Lottery Fund had confirmed our grant application.

Beta II fire-float fireboat

London Fireboat Timeline

Discover the wealth of innovation developing fireboats for the River Thames through time.

Donate today

The quickest and easiest way to donate is through our Virgin Money Giving page which allows you to make one-off donations and regular monthly donations.