August's Item of the month

Ahoy closure

Bringing the kids? As we build our exciting new Exploration Wing, the Ahoy! children’s gallery may close at short notice daily, before shutting from 18 April to 27 June. Our popular kids' attraction the Great Map remains open throughout, and there's lots for kids to see and do at Cutty Sark

August's item of the month is a reminder why modern museum's have collecting policies....Mike takes a look at the career of Sir Thomas Phillips (1792- 1872), who among many other things, amassed probably the largest collection anywhere of Nelson correspondence.  Early antiquarians collected objects and manuscripts in what can often seem a haphazard, incoherent and more than slightly mad fashion. The other side of the coin however is that without early Antiquarians such as Sir Thomas Phillips, today's Museums would have far less comprehensive and  interesting collections. Pick up August's item of the month at: 


(Archive and Library)