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The Nottage Maritime Institute 2013

The Nottage Maritime Institute in Wivenhoe, Essex, is a Registered Charity, established in 1896. It specialises in teaching traditional boat building skills and RYA course downstairs, however upstairs it reveals itself as an important museum.

Situated on the quay in the Essex village of Wivenhoe which lies on the river Colne, the Nottage was founded in 1896 after a trust fund was left by Captain Charles G. Nottage. The fund was to be the foundation for an institute at which "Colnesiders" could "improve themselves in navigation primarily, or make up their skills generally".