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Welcome to the Beverley Barge Preservation Society, a registered charity set up in 2000 to provide visitors with a memorable experience.
We own the MV Syntan, an ex-working barge previously operated by Richard Hodgson’s Tannery to carry hides and other tanning materials from Hull docks to the Beverley Beck, and then by road to the Tannery which was situated in Flemingate.
Syntan now acts as a museum, heritage centre and community resource for meetings, parties and so on.
There are two other boats owned by the Society; Sun a former British Waterways maintenance vessel (52' x 13') and Mermaid a 30' x 91/2' ex-lifeboat.
Sun takes parties of up to 12 on the River Hull towards Driffield Navigation, while Mermaid is available for booking for groups of up to 8 for trips along the Beck and upriver.
For more information on the Society, to book trips, and request details on using Syntan as a venue for meetings, school trips, parties and so on please email us:
Download the Beverley Barge Preservation Society brochure (950kB pdf).
Syntan is now open every Sunday from 10.30am to 3pm
Visitors welcome to see the restoration we have carried out, and to gain an understanding of the work barges used to do when plying their trade on our waterways. Syntan is based at Beverley Beck.
No charge made.