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HMS Ganges - Shotley Marina

HMS Ganges - Shotley Marina

About Us

HMS Ganges Museum has a collection of personal effects, uniforms, photographs, equipment, and mementoes connected with the vessel and shore based naval training establishment HMS Ganges. We have a full set of the Shotley Magazine and oral history recordings of the memories of those who passed through. The famous training mast is still sited at Shotley Marina.

Admission Costs

donations welcome


Opening Hours

April to end October: Saturday and Sunday, and Bank Holidays 11am to 5pm.

Other days by appointment


The Chairman

HMS Ganges Museum

Shotley Marina

Shotley Gate



Latitude: 51.95664452° 52' 41.1° N Longitude: 1.2753561 ° 26' 15.9° E


Other Information

External website: www.hmsgangesmuseum.com

How to Find Us

By Road: Approaching Ipswich on the A14 exit on to the A137 (advance sign - Ipswich Central: slip road sign - Ipswich Docks, Wherstead and Shotley) towards Ipswich.

At first junction (a roundabout) turn right on to the B1456 for Shotley. After passing under the Orwell Road Bridge continue through the villages of Woolverstone, Chelmondiston, Shotley and continue to Shotley Gate.

The B1456 ends at the bottom of Bristol Hill (by the Bristol Arms Public House). Turn left and follow the private road along the sea wall to the Marina.

The Ganges Museum is the first building at the Marina, facing towards you as you drive into the Marina complex.

The museum is also accessible via the foot ferry from Felixstowe or Harwich


Some Photos of Our Museum

HMS Ganges - Shotley Marina
HMS Ganges - Shotley Marina
HMS Ganges - Shotley Marina


Posted:2009 2 22 23:20:02 GMT
will be visiting during the summer with a few items of my grandfather whom trained at ganges as i did some items i feel will bring back a few memories
barrie spooner n.e. area
Posted:2014 3 10 14:52:27 GMT
Dogs Welcome?
Would be useful to know if I could visit with my dog, obviously well behaved and on a lead.
Laurence Hendry Kesgrave, Suffolk
Posted:2016 9 23 20:46:46 GMT
Museums Web Site
The Museum has a new Website. https://www.hmsgangesmuseum.com/
Jim Worlding Cambridgeshire

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