The Lydia Eva and Mincarlo Charitable Trust Limited

Two Floating Maritime Museums in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth





Opening Hours 2016

Mincarlo will be open as follows

Regular openings from Easter 2016 to the end of October.

  • Monday is our Maintenance day,
  • Tuesday         10.00am - 3.30pm.
  • Wednesday   10.00am - 3.30pm.
  • Thursday       10.00am - 3.30pm.
  • Friday             10.00am - 3.30pm.
  • Saturday        10.00am - 3.30pm.

Last entry 3:30pm

The ship is moored on Heritage Quay, South Pier, Lowestoft.

This year we will be running our Main engine whenever we have enough water to do so, come down and see a bit of Lowestofts history come alive, and also see's a momentus year for Mincarlo, she will have been in the trust's ownership for over Half her life.

Entrance is free but donation's gratefully accepted.

If weather is inclement the ship may not open, or close early.



News 2016

What’s happening with The Mincarlo?

We have now completed the winter Painting works and This year we need to raise over £10,000.00 to slip her in the winter and paint her Hull. Any extra support is welcome.

While The Mincarlo - Lowestoft’s own Sidewinder Fishing Trawler, which was built by Brooke Marine in 1961-2 for local fishing Family WH Podd & later owned by Boston Putford with the name of ‘Putford Merlin’, rocks gentle on her moorings at The Heritage Quay, Lowestoft, her restoration is now slowly continuing.

The Lydia Eva & Mincarlo Charitable Trust is run entirely by volunteers based In Lowestoft and we are also looking for new Trustees, may be people with knowledge of Museums, Education, for school visits ect.

If you can help us please contact

This year we will gladly welcome school visits and any private groups which can visit in the day or any evening by special appointment.

For Schools visits please contact our Education Officer Don Edwards on 07758350433 or Email

Any other group who would like to book an daytime or evening visit should in first instance contact:- Jim Williams on 01502 564523