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Shotley Lunch & HMS Ganges Museum



a Day Trip aboard Orwell Lady to Shotley, with a Fish and Chips lunch at the Shipwreck Restaurant followed by a guided HMS Ganges Museum Visit

Why not enjoy a day out with a leisurely cruise down the River Orwell to Shotley Marina taking in all the fantastic scenery, boats and the abundant wildlife.

You will go through the lock into the marina and disembark to enjoy a delicious two course Fish and Chips lunch (vegetarian option available) and tea or coffee at the Shipwreck Restaurant. You can visit their website by clicking on their picture below:

Important note : If you have a food allergy or special dietary requirements then please ensure that you inform us (if booking online) or the Tourist Information Centre (if booking with them) at the time of booking.

This will be followed by a guided visit to the fascinating HMS Ganges Museum in Shotley Marina (NOT including the Ganges Mast shown above which is at a different location) before rejojning Orwell Lady for your return trip to Ipswich.

HMS Ganges Museum now holds memorabilia from the old shore establishment including honours board, figurehead and clocks.

Pictures from Museum website

  The Museum is also home to a very large collection of photographs and original documents relating to life at Shotley, which are of value to both casual visitors and researchers alike. In addition a small number of documents relating to old 'Ganges' when afloat are now becoming available to the Museum.  

You can visit HMS Ganges Museum website by clicking on the pictures above.

Numbers are strictly limited to 55

The dates and prices for the Fish & Chips and Ganges Museum Cruises sailing from Orwell Quay at 0930 and returning at 1630 are as follows:

Fish & Chip lunch and Ganges Museumn Visit cruise
Departs Orwell Quay 09.45
until 1630 pm

Lunch & Museum visit Cruise Prices (maximum 50)
All lunch cruises must be pre-booked

Wednesday 5 July

Adult £45.00 per person

Wednesday 2 August


Wednesday 6 September

Concessions £43.00 per person

*Concessions = 60+ and registered disabled

The cost of your ticket includes a three and half hour (Harwich Harbour) cruise, a two course fish and chips lunch (vegetarian option available) with tea and/or coffee and a guided visit to HMS Ganges Museum. This represents not only excellent value for your money but also a unique opportunity to enjoy a day out with a difference whilst enjoying the delights of the River Orwell from the Orwell Lady.

The price quoted for all our cruises, with or without food provided, are totally all-inclusive, no "hidden extras" (except bar purchases), and no compulsory service charges. What we say you will pay is what you do pay!

As numbers will be strictly limited to 55 per cruise we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. To check availability of spaces and buy tickets for the Fish and Chips Lunch and HMS Ganges Museum visit cruises please contact  (or call in person )

Tourist Information  Centre
St Stephen's Church,
St Stephens Lane, Ipswich, IP 1 1DP
Telephone: 01473 258070
(email: tourist@ipswich.gov.uk)

or to book online please

© 2017 Orwell River Cruises Limited
updated February 21, 2017

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