See the objects illustrating violence, conflict and death in the maritime world.
The flip side of victory, adventure and innovation can be wretched defeat, horror and death. Are you ready to explore our dark side?
Locate this boat gun made in 1790. Around a hundred years later it was seized from Chief Nana Olomu's armoury by the British during a raid in West Africa.
Guilty? Who murdered the local man in Canton (Guangzhou) and what was their fate?
Can you explain why the British would be shooting their own admiral?
See the bar shot fired from the Spanish ship the Santisima Trinidada into HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar killing eight of her crew.
Who shot the Agamemnon?
Don't forget the poor souls on HMS Warrior.
Find out why this blade was so revolutionary.