Explore our Collection

Looking for something specific? Search directly in our Collection, Library or Archive.

How to search the collections

The online collections search is split into 'Objects', 'Library' and 'Archive'. You can search all the categories together , or use the filters buttons to refine your results.

  • Filtering by objects allows you to explore the items in the Museum's collections, from fine art and photography to timepieces, figureheads and historic relics.
  • The Library collection includes over 100,000 books, 20,000 pamphlets, 20,000 bound periodicals including and 8000 rare books.
  • The Archive catalogue features the Museum's collections of manuscripts, the largest and most important dedicated archive for the study of maritime history in the world. To find out more about requesting archive and library material, click here.
Inside the collections storage facility and conservation studio of Royal Museums Greenwich

Visit the collection

Go behind the scenes at the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre and explore our state of the art conservation studio and collections store