Thank you for considering donating to The Matthew of Bristol Trust, a not-for-profit charity. Repairs are expensive, so we really appreciate your support!
Scroll down to find out how you can donate online or make a cash donation when you visit the ship.
To find out about other ways you can support us and get involved, please visit our Support page. Thank you!
1) To acquire, repair, fit out, maintain, enhance and preserve the replica medieval caravel known as The Matthew as a ship of historic interest, and to place the vessel on display alongside a berth, quay, dock or wharf accessible to the public;
2) To provide educational and training facilities on The Matthew while berthed or on voyages for persons of all ages and capabilities by the preservation, operation and charter of The Matthew as a seaworthy vessel
3) To advance education in:
Support The Matthew for FREE when you go shopping online!
When you shop at over 4,000 top stores (such as John Lewis & Partners, Marks & Spencer, Just Eat, and many more), a percentage of your spend is turned into free funds for us. Simply sign up, search for the retailer and start shopping.
If you plan to use Amazon for your online shopping, head on over to smile.amazon.co.uk and they’ll donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to your favourite charitable organisation (hint: The Matthew!), at no cost to you – same products, same prices, same service.
The Matthew is free to visit when she’s moored at the quayside next to the M Shed and our crew will happily talk to you about the ship and answer any questions you have.
There is a collection box by the mast as you enter and leave the ship – all donations are very gratefully received.
We think that over the years we’ve had coins and notes from every country in the world!