About our collections

The Museum's collections contain over 1.5 million items relating to seafaring, navigation, astronomy and time measurement. Many are available to view online.

NMM film archive

Contact & enquiries

Collections websites

No.1 Smithery, Chatham

Collections Research Area at No.1 Smithery

From 12 May 2011, a new dedicated Collections Research Area will be available at No.1 Smithery for those interested in exploring the united ship model collections of the National Maritime Museum and Imperial War Museum. The new ship models store, managed by the National Maritime Museum, will provide state-of-the-art storage and access to one of the largest groups of ship models in the world.