March’s Item of the Month: An account of the Revd John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer-Royal, compiled from his own manuscripts, and other authentic documents, never before published.

March’s Item of the month has just been posted. Gareth take s a look at An account of the Revd John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer-Royal, compiled from his own manuscripts, and other authentic documents, never before published.  Flamstead was Astronomer Royal from 1675-1719 (nearly 45 years!). The account was written…

June’s Item of the Month

As the public return to the Cutty Sark, June’s item of the month recalls the ship’s first royal opening in Greenwich, 55 years ago this month. Gareth (Reader Services Librarian)

Welcome to the Caird Library

On Thursday 14th July the new Caird Library opened to the public, two days after the formal opening of the Sammy Ofer Wing by the Museum’s Patron, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. The Caird Library is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 4.45pm for access to the…

Moving into the new Caird Library

Over the past ten weeks, the new reading room facility in the Sammy Ofer Wing has been transformed from an empty white box into the new Caird Library.  Tables, chairs, lockers, a document scanner and even a touch screen viewer to explore the Museum’s collection of sailing navy ship plans…

March’s Item of the Month

March’s Item of the Month is a little different: .. -. -.. .. .-    – —-    -.-. …. .. -. .- (or India to China). To learn more, and to decipher the story of Tom and Gwen, visit the Item of the Month page.Gareth (Reader Services Librarian)

Manuscript last order dates

Due to the bank holiday on Monday 31 August affecting deliveries from our offsite stores, we will require more than the advertised four days’ notice to retrieve items to be consulted on the following days:Date of Library visit            Last order dateTuesday 01 September        Monday 24 AugustWednesday 02 September    Monday 24 AugustPlease accept our apologies…

New Reader Services Librarian

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After a fortnight of shaking hands and introductions all around the National Maritime Museum, I’d like to introduce myself to readers of The Caird Library Blog: I’m Gareth Bellis and I have joined the Archive and Library Team as Reader Services Librarian.  For the past four and-a-half years I had…