Explore the many shapes and forms of ships, on dock, on shore, in battle or in bottle.
Discover our extraordinary art collection, spread across the various galleries of the National Maritime Museum.
Get a bird's-eye view of the Brunswick Dock and part of Perry, Wells & Green's Blackwall shipyard, looking down the Thames towards Woolwich.
Gaze admiringly on the launch of the Cambridge on 21 October 1755 with a view of the Royal George (which was in reality launched a year later at Woolwich Dockyard).
Step back in time to the swinging sixties at three Eastend docks, the Royal Albert Dock, Royal Victoria Dock and the King George V Dock.
Study the vista across the Pearl River at Canton (Guangzhou) in southern China towards the European 'factories' or trading posts, which the European merchants were not allowed to leave.
Find out what made J. M. W. Turner's largest painting so controversial.
What's going on? While technically Britain is at war, there is an air of unreality in this harbour town.
Take a closer look at Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare MBE.