The Caird Archive and Library holds a fantastic range of resources for finding out more about maritime history. Material includes manuscripts, books, charts and maps dating back to the 15th century and comprising the most extensive maritime archive in the world.
The collection can be used to research maritime history and exploration, the history of the Merchant Navy and the Royal Navy and much more, including astronomy and timekeeping. Many of the resources we hold are useful for family historians, including large collections of Master’s Certificates dating back to 1845 and Merchant Navy Crew Lists back to the 1860s.
Thursday late opening: From 11 December 2014 the Museum will no longer be opening late on Thursdays. The Library has made arrangements to continue late night Thursday opening until the end of the year. However, in line with the rest of the Museum, the library will return to 10.00-16.45 opening from 1 January 2015.
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