Learn the Ropes!

Feeling isolated?

Want to make some new friends?

Join us for a cuppa and learn some new skills!

Blyth Tall Ship is thrilled to be delivering a series of maritime heritage courses to improve the mental health and wellbeing in the communities of Blyth Valley and the North East. Learn the Ropes is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The courses are open to all, just click on them below for further details and booking. Courses are 6-12 weeks long. No previous experience is necessary- All training is provided in a friendly and welcoming environment.

For 2024: To help us to continue to provide these courses for our community we are introducing a fee for returning students. This is to help cover the associated cost of materials, heating, refreshments etc for each course. If this is your first time taking a Learn the Ropes course you can take it for free. You are also welcome to make a contribution if you wish. Space is still allocated on a first come first served basis.

Returning student fees/suggested contribution:
  • Heritage Knitting- £60
  • Sewing with Sailcloth- £60
  • Shanties- Free
  • Beginners Woodworking- £80
  • Ropework- £30

Heritage Knitting





Seamanship Course

Sewing with Sailcloth

Ropework! Knots and Splices