The shipwreck of Franklin's 'Erebus' discovered in the icy waters of northern Canada is a major news story around the world.
Take a look at some of the fantastic ship plans, oil paintings, models, maps and artefacts we have in the collection relating to the ship and its voyage.
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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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Battle of Trafalgar – letters from the lower deck - 8 Oct 2015
Accounts of the Battle of Trafalgar often focus on the death of Nelson and the actions of his officers. One series of letters in our archives offer a very different view. On 21 October 1805 the Battle of Trafalgar took place off the south western Spanish coast. Much celebrated in British...
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September’s Item of the Month: Records of Asian crewmen on British ships during the Second World War - 15 Sep 2015
September’s Item of the Month has just been published…and it is about a significant discovery in the National Maritime Museum archive!! Tracey interviews Dr Georgie Wemyss of East London University on the James Nourse collection (NOU/10/7) and records of Asian crew members on British Merchant vessels during the Second World War. Dr...
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