Research guides

Search the range of research guides produced by the Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum to help you carry out your own research on a wide range of topics. The guides provide information about the Museum's collections and also signpost to other sources for research into maritime history. 

The Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum has produced a range of research guides to help people carry out their own research on a wide range of topics. They provide information about the Museum's collections and other sources for research into maritime history.

Guides to getting started with maritime research, family history and picture research.

This guide looks at sources for research into Cutty Sark available in the Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum.

This guide is a brief introduction to maritime records that you can use to discover more about your ancestors, family history or famous people. 

This guide is a brief introduction to Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum and the records held by the Museum, followed by a selected bibliography of books in our Library.

This guide lists some of the Museum's books, manuscripts and plans that will help you research naval gunnery.

This guide explains how to use the facilities of the Caird Library at the Museum to research the personnel, vessels and operations of the Royal Navy and its auxiliary forces in 1914-1918.

This guide explains some of the material available in the Museum's Archive and Library collections which can be used to research people who have served in the Royal Navy.

The Museum does not hold the official records of the Royal Navy, it does however have extensive collections of books, photographs, paintings, prints and manuscripts about the Royal Navy.

This guide is a brief introduction to Royal Naval Dockyards and the records of each dockyard held by the National Maritime Museum, followed by a selected bibliography of books in the Museum Library.

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