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View mapThe Caird Library
National Maritime Museum
Park Row, Greenwich
London SE10 9NF

Library / general enquiries: +44 (0)20 8312 6516 | library@rmg.co.uk

Manuscripts, charts, atlases: manuscripts@rmg.co.uk

Other collections: for enquiries about 3D objects or paintings, please email rmenquiries@rmg.co.uk for your message to be forwarded to the relevant curator. 

The Museum's Caird Library is a comprehensive specialist reference library and a rich research resource for all. The Library is open Monday to Friday, 10.00–16.45 (until 19.45 on Thursday), and 10.00–13.00 and 14.00–16.45 on Saturday. To request items to view in the Library, please register with our library ordering system Aeon.

Caird Library Easter Closure, 18–21 April 2014

The Caird Library will close to visitors at 19.45 on Thursday 17 April, re-opening at 10.00 on Tuesday 22 April 2014. Our remote reprographics and enquiries services will also be suspended between these dates.

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Staff publications

Ruth Belville
Propaganda, dirty tricks and failing technologies come together in a story of the Greenwich Time Lady with a will to succeed in Edwardian...
How British travellers, explorers and artists viewed southern Africa in a period of British interest in the region.

Staff profiles

Meet the curators who research the Museum’s collection of over 2 million objects. 

Research areas and projects

Hogarth, Detail from A Rake's progress
A major new AHRC-funded five-year research project on the British Board of Longitude, led by Professor Simon Schaffer and Dr Richard Dunn.
John Speed map detail
The Centre supports research on the Museum's imperial and maritime collections, and seeks to engage a wider audience...

Fellowships and internships

The Museum has a long-running Research Fellowship programme covering maritime history and other disciplines exploring the cultural, social and political aspects of maritime history. New fellowships are advertised in September/October each year.