Ship shape: Depictions of ships in art


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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.

Photograph of Nelson's Ship in a Bottle

Take a closer look at Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare MBE.