Research guides

The Library has produced a range of research guides to help people carry out their own research on a wide range of topics. The guides provide information about the Museum's collections and other sources for research into maritime history. The most popular guides are available via links on the right.

Find out more about the research guides, including copyright.

Getting started with maritime research, family history and picture research.
Guides to tracing people, ship records, administrative records, naval gunnery etc.
Guides to tracing people, the Mercantile Navy List, ship histories and more.
Titanic factsheet, bibliography and records at the NMM.
Guide to papers in the NMM and the Dunkirk List.
Shipping company records held by the NMM, and guide to the East India Company.
Guide to researching specific passengers, and images and plans of ships.