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Regular readers may be familiar with the Lloyd’s Register Survey Reports; a collection of detailed surveys on ships’ materials and construction, used by underwriters and others in the shipping industry for reliable information on these vessels. What you may not be aware of, is that this collection has been on loan to the National Maritime Museum for some 50 years.
We know a lot about Sir John Franklin. By the time he led the expedition to the Arctic in 1845, he was a household name, a naval hero and one of the Navy’s leading magnetic scientists. But what of the other 128 men who died on this fatal expedition? What do we know about them? Jeremy Michell investigates the life of the ship's cook, John Diggle.
When you don’t live by the sea, it’s easy to think that the issues faced by fishermen don’t affect you.
We discover the 8 stages of 'life' of an item, buried under the ice for over 100 years and now on display in the Death in the ice exhibition at London's National Maritime Museum.
Meet the judges of 2017's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year and find out what makes a winning photo.
This month, have a look for Venus, Regulus, the Moon, Mars and Mercury appearing to line up. (Details given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK).
Textile Conservator Nora Meller reflects on her two weeks at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Textile Conservation studio in spring
On International Slavery Remembrance Day our curator, Aaron Jaffer, remembers those forced to take their own lives during the horrific 'Middle Passage'.
Journals written by seamen can provide a rich source of information about life onboard both naval and merchant ships, and also provide a glimpse into how those seamen viewed the people and places they visited.