SIR Gabriel Wood’s Mariners’ Home is being secured pending sale of the A-listed Greenock West End building.
The facility closed earlier this year and residents have been relocated to other care homes in the region.
The Sailor’s Society say most staff have also found new employment in the Inverclyde area.
A spokesman added: “Many historic artefacts from the Mariners’ Home, dating from as far back as 1823, have been transferred to the McLean Museum in Greenock on loan from Sailors’ Society, in preparation for an exhibition.
“It will include many documents and pictures on public view for the first time.”
Mobility equipment, including Zimmer frames, wheelchairs and bed trolleys are being donated to Glasgow-based Wheels to Heal to be sent to those in desperate need in countries like Yemen, Malawi and Lebanon.
Closure of the home was announced in November.