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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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...
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What were the Library and Archive team doing during Closed Week, 24-28 February? - 7 Mar 2014
Closing the reading room for just one week gave staff the opportunity to complete a number of useful projects, all designed to make the collections easier to order and easier to retrieve…. To facilitate access to our business records held offsite, Mike and Tara developed a listing of the collections held there and produced detailed 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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