Turner and the Sea
This landmark exhibition celebrates J.M.W. Turner's lifelong fascination with the sea, bringing together an outstanding collection of masterpieces from around the world including The Fighting Temeraire, voted 'Britain's favourite painting', and Wreck of a Transport Ship, not seen in the UK for nearly 40 years.
The Museum holds a number of works by Turner including his famous depiction of the Battle of Trafalgar.
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Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy. A New Game
An astronomical board game, folded into cardboard slip case, entitled 'Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy; A New & Instructive Pastime. Revised & approved by Mrs. Bryan; Blackheath', 'Published, December 17th 1804, by the Proprietor, John Wallis, No. 16, Ludgate Street, London:____ of whom may be had Science…» View this object
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Designing Steamers for Eastern Rivers: Denny and Global Trial Data, c. 1875-1930 - 27 Nov 2013
British shipbuilders had something new to boast about at the Chicago World Fair in 1893. That year, William Denny and Brothers of Dumbarton placed an advertisement in one of the Fair’s catalogues highlighting a recent engineering feat: “light draught work for Eastern Rivers.” The advertisement revealed an indisputable fact: Denny, the reputable Clyde shipbuilding firm, More...
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November’s Item of the Month - 21 Nov 2013
November’s item of the month takes a look at the bombardment of Alexandria in 1882, with maps, charts and oil paintings no less! Then part of the Ottoman empire, Egypt’s rulers had invested heavily in the Suez canal, which opened in 1869 and meant ships no longer had to sail all the way around Africa to More...
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- The Bombardment of Algiers, 1816
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- Illustrated Teeth and Bone
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- Curator's pick: naval battles post-Trafalgar
- Tea: breaking into the tea trade
- Textiles: supplying cloth to the world
- The maritime world of Asia
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