SS Robin: The Mother of Invention.
The Last of her Type
SS Robin is a national treasure, built in 1890 at Orchard Yard on the River Lea. She’s the world’s oldest complete steam coaster and the last of her type in the world. Her incredible story is one of risk, enterprise, determination and endurance.
A New Future
The SS Robin Trust is currently looking for uses to deliver a viable and sustainable future whilst still respecting and safeguarding the SS Robin’s nationally important heritage. Our main supporter, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), has agreed to provide £100,000 to complete essential deck conservation works this year. In 2016, the Trustees will explore more commercial uses and other options for the SS Robin. Please get in touch if you would like to be part of this future.
We would like to thank our dedicated supporters who have contributed match funding to the project especially Peabody, Newham Council and London's Royal Docks, and to all the other charities, schools, businesses and visitors that have helped the project so far and have donated their time and money. In addition, a special thanks goes to our volunteers who have achieved so much to keep the ship maintained and carried out valuable work with young people and the local community.
To find out more about the Trustees and Team, click here.