Royal Museums Greenwich Picture Library contains over 33,000 images and photographs depicting notable ships, empire, trade and exploration, navigation, astronomy and time. Images can be licensed for a range of media, including programme making, film production, book publishing, magazine and news production and digital products, such as online content, apps and ebooks. The Museum also holds four digitised films by Alan Villiers' detailing voyages in sailing ships from the 1920s to the 1940s.
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The Caird Library and Archive at the National Maritime Museum is an extremely rich resource for researchers to help with your study. Find out how to access our collections and get expert help.
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So, what does this job entail? Well the best bits are working with the world-class collections, and most recently we have been showing them off to school...
The collections at Royal Museums Greenwich hold over 2.5 million items, including astronomical and navigational instruments, ship models and plans, coins, medals and flags, uniforms and weapons, plus historical art, film and photography.
If you would like to delve deeper into what's in our collections, find out how we look after them and learn about what our museum experts do behind the scenes, you'll find lots of fascinating and useful information in this section.
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.
Join us in the Caird Library to view a selection of treasures from the world’s greatest maritime library and archive.
Join us for a series of research seminars convened by the Greenwich Maritime Centre and the National Maritime Museum.