Franklin's 'Erebus'


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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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  • Ship models – magnificent Mauretania - 28 May 2015

    Today’s post was written by our Curator of Ship History, John Graves. He looks at one of the finest and most intriguing models in our collection – this magnificent model of the Mauretania.  It is easy to take for granted old favourites in the national collection and the National Maritime Museum’s model...


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