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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…

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  • Captain Cook and Art & Science of Exploration Tour - 9 Dec 2014

    The free exhibition at the Queen’s House looks into early representations of some very extraordinary places.  It includes the first depictions of a kangaroo and a dingo in Western art, with our recently acquired beautiful Stubbs’ paintings, alongside stunning visual records of Captain Cook’s famous voyages of discovery. Last week our...

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  • Anti-Slavery Patrols - 10 Dec 2014

    Following the Act for Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1807, the Royal Navy was used to supress the Atlantic slave trade. British naval squadrons were set up to patrol the coast of West Africa and the Caribbean looking for illegal slavers. Here at the National Maritime Museum, we have...

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