Following the success of the Tall Ships Regatta 2014, the Royal Borough of Greenwich welcomes back a fleet of Tall Ships to the River Thames this Easter. Combine your visit to these beautiful ships with a visit to London's very own Tall Ship, Cutty Sark situated in the heart of Maritime Greenwich.
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Death in the Ice: The Shocking Story Of Franklin’s Final Expedition explores the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition – a mystery that remains unsolved today.
There are a variety of free galleries at the National Maritime Museum, spend a day discovering the stories of exploration that shaped the world we live in today.
Come to the National Maritime Museum on your day out in Greenwich and explore life on the sea. Encounter dramatic stories through our collections, from the Battle of Trafalgar and First World War sea battles to Turner’s sea-inspired artwork and feats of engineering and discovery.
This guide should be used in conjunction with Research Guides C1 and C2 and gives further details of records in the National Maritime Museum relating to merchant seamen.
This guide gives a brief introduction to the Board of Trade's official list of all British registered ships.
The contribution of the Merchant Navy is remembered at Cutty Sark in a memorial by sculptor Maurice Lambert.
Heroic, saucy and sometimes downright baffling – Cutty Sark's collection of Merchant Navy ships' figureheads is the largest collection in the world and not to be missed.
This guide provides a brief introduction to the Handy Shipping Guide, published between 1887 and 1988.
Read our blog to get the lowdown from our experts and go behind the scenes at Royal Museums Greenwich.