International loans

We loan items from Royal Museums Greenwich collections to venues around the world. Find out where you can see them and how to apply to borrow one.

Sharing our collections with the world

The National Maritime Museum boasts the world’s most extensive maritime archive. In addition to fascinating objects relating to seafaring and navigation, we also hold internationally important collections of items related to astronomy and time measurement and more than 4500 oil paintings.

During 2014 we loaned items from Royal Museums Greenwich collections to 17 museums overseas, from Budapest to Washington DC and Izmir to Newfoundland.

Borrowing from our collections

If you would like to apply to borrow an item from our collections, we’ll be glad to consider your application.

Find out how to apply

See items from our collections on display

Over the coming months, you can see items from our collections in the following exhibitions around the world:

Ships, Clocks & Stars: the Quest for Longitude at Sea – Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, USA, 19 September 2015–28 March 2016

Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA, 11 October 2015-18 January 2016

Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage – Washington State Historical Society, Seattle, USA, 17 October 2015-16 January 2016

J’aime les Panoramas – MUCEM, Marseilles, France, 4 November-29 February 2016

Made in Algeria: Genealogy of the Territory – MUCEM, Marseilles, France, 19 January-2 May 2016

Reflecting Class in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA, 20 February-29 May 2016