This week’s archive journey session

On 21 October 1805 the British Royal Navy clashed with French and Spanish ships at the Battle of Trafalgar.  To coincide with a series of events across the Museum, this week’s archive journey session is Life in Nelson’s Navy. The session will take place in the E-Library at 14.30 and…

This week’s archive journey session

If you are in Greenwich, or planning a day out, and you are either interested in naval history or would simply like to know more about the life of Nelson and his women, why not join my Archive Journey session on Thursday 7th October at 14.30. With the help of…

This week’s archive journey session

Greenwich this Thursday is certainly the fashionable place to be as our archive journey session is Sailor Chic. Using rare, original manuscript and printed items from the Museum’s collections we’ll be exploring what sailors wore on ship; how they obtained their uniform and how much it cost.  This is a great…

This week’s archive journey session

If you are in Greenwich, or planning a day out, and you are either interested in naval history or would simply like to know more about the life that naval wives conducted in 1800, why not join my Archive Journey session on Thursday 23rd September at 14.30? With the help…

Archive Journeys in November

Continuing our regular programme of Archive Journey sessions, November begins with Caird’s Treasure Chest on Thursday 5th.  Sir James Caird was one of the National Maritime Museum’s principal early benefactors and his donations helped to form the foundation of the Museum’s collections.  The talk will provide a rare opportunity to…

Archive Journeys in September

This month visitors to the Museum will have the opportunity to attend a number of Archive Journey sessions.  Following the popular Polar Exploration sessions held in July we are holding 3 more events to coincide with the Museum’s North West Passage exhibition.  The sessions take place within the North West…

Forthcoming Archive Journeys

To coincide with the Museum’s North West Passage exhibition members of the Archive team will be holding three Archive Journey sessions in July. We’ll be talking about items from our Polar Exploration box and there will be plenty of opportunities to view original documents up-close and ask questions about the…

Archive journeys in April

The full list of Archive journeys in April is now available from the events section on the main museum website. Next week is our newest storybox: Pirates! We hope to see you there. Renee (Digital Resources Librarian)

Flaming Pirates!

This month the E-Library is revealing its first ‘Pirates’ archive journey event, on Thursday 7 February at 2.30pm. This is the latest storybox in a series of many which brings together thematically a wide variety of manuscripts, a rare book, and prints. The journey begins with a letter written by…

Archive Journeys in February

Some of you may have read previous posts here about our Archive Journeys sessions but might be a bit unsure of what they actually are. Well, Archive Journeys are a great way for Museum visitors and Library users to see some of our collections at first hand. They’re short informal…