When you visit Medway Queen on Sat 12th and Sat 19th September during the Heritage Open Days 2020 period you'll see the fantastic job that their volunteers have done on the ship's aft saloon. It has taken a while but they started with a very blank "canvas" and we have fought to keep costs to a minimum. That trade off means the job takes longer of course.

This has been achieved alongside rebuilding the deck houses that protect the access companionways, carrying out routine maintenance, battling to seal the promenade deck and numerous other jobs.

It is a tremendous result so, if you are able to visit, come along and see for yourselves. The Medway Queen Visitor Centre and shop will be open (with some Covid restrictions) and the shop has restocked with new souvenirs, the "Dunkirk" railway wagons and this year's "Memories of Dunkirk" book.

The NHS-UK Regional Flagship pennant is on display at the visitor centre and will be hoisted on board as soon as a suitable ceremony can be organised.

Find out more about the Medway Queen Preservation Society, one of our Shipshape Network South East Projects here.