Arthur Ransome Trust

Putting Ransome on the Map

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What are the Arthur Ransome Trust’s projects?

  • Is ART a charity?
  • How do I get in touch?

Sometimes – as the Swallows found when they came across strange tracks in the mysterious surroundings of Secret Water – it is easy to miss what is happening, or else to mistake it for something else. As a charity, ART’s tracks (and our seven active projects) are all about helping current and future generations discover, appreciate and enjoy Arthur Ransome’s life and works.

You can find out what is happening in and around ART, and what we’re planning for the future, via our:

You can also catch up with the latest ART developments in our News section.

Ransome's drawing of two girls examining tracks in mud, our explore art logo

“What’s a mastodon?” said Bridget. “A sort of savage?”

“No. A sort of elephant.”

“With a trunk?”

“Yes. Hairy all over.”


“No. Gorgeous,” said Titty hurriedly.

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Ransome's drawing of two girls examining tracks in mud, our explore art logoRansome's drawing of two children surveying with a compass, our projects logoRansome's drawing of an open treasure chest, our current and future events logoRansome's drawing of a pterodactyl, our previous events logoRansome's drawing of a camera, our galleries logoRansome's drawing of a candle lantern, our about the trust logoRansome's drawing of a message folded in a cleft stick, our contact us logoRansome's drawing of a girl crushing rocks, our news logo