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'.
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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Collections blogInside the collection
Drawing wartime in the Wrens: Gladys E. Reed - 26 Feb 2014
From 15 March until 15 July, the Museum will be showing a rare group of wartime drawings by Wren Gladys E. Reed as part of the War Artists at Sea displays in the Queen’s House. These evocative sketches will be shown for the first time since they were acquired in 1947, and it is hoped that their display will More...
Caird library blogWhat's new at the library
Introducing ‘Caird Library Lates’, March- June 2014 and other events at the National Maritime Museum - 4 Mar 2014
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post about the Quiet study Area closure on 8 March, there’s a quite a few other events to tell you about. Please note that these events are all taking place in the Quiet Study Area of the Library so it will be closed to Readers during these times. The Group More...
User collectionsOur favourites
- The Bombardment of Algiers, 1816
- Britain and the Sea
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- The Board of Longitude
- Map of the Moon by Hugh Percy Wilkins
- Illustrated Teeth and Bone
- Curator's pick: Fakes and mistakes
- Curator's pick: naval battles post-Trafalgar
- Tea: breaking into the tea trade
- Textiles: supplying cloth to the world
- The maritime world of Asia
- Traders Remixed - Culture
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