Ahoy closure

Bringing the kids? As we build our exciting new Exploration Wing, the Ahoy! children’s gallery may close at short notice. The Great Map remains open and there is lots for kids to see and do at Cutty Sark.

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Monday 4 September | 10am - 12.30pm
National Maritime Museum, Caird Library & Archive

Explore the role of the sea in Britain's long and fascinating relationship with Islam.

Encounter Sinbad the Sailor, pirate queen Sayyida al-Hurrah and English sailors who converted to Islam. Historian Aaron Jaffer shares the highlights of the Museum's collections, from paintings to prints, photographs to ship models. 

Following a tour of the Museum's displays you will get a behind-the-scenes look at other treasures from our archive. Celebrating 70 years of Indian independence, there will be the opportunity to see recently discovered photographs, showing Indian seamen from the 1920s-30s.

Please note all large bags, coats, food and drink will need to be left at the Museum’s main cloakroom on the Ground Floor of the Sammy Ofer Wing. The cloakroom is found near the main Information Desk.  No pens may be brought into the Reading Room.