Temporary Change to the Caird Library opening hours

Temporary Change to Library Opening Hours between November 2015 and January 2016. You may have seen on our webpages or heard from staff that we are changing our opening hours for a short period between November 2015 and January 2016. During this period we will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesday and…

A Prime Collection of Charts and Maps: The Grenville Collection (GREN)

A new addition to our Sammy Ofer Wing stores in the map collection of William Wyndham Grenville, 1759-1834, succeeding Pitt as prime minster in 1806 he led the ‘All the Talents’ coalition government for a year until 1807. Previously stored off-site, this collection is now fully available to order providing…

News on the Move

In a previous post about the move, I mentioned that we’d come across a book with a rather appropriate title, given the work we were undertaking. Continuing on a similar theme, we couldn’t let the safe relocating of another volume pass without comment. Books on the Move, the volume with…

Caird Library closure due to move into Sammy Ofer Wing

We have now finalized the schedule for moving the National Maritime Museum’s Caird Library and archives from their current locations to the new library and archive store in the Sammy Ofer Wing. The Library and E-Library will close to all visitors on Thursday 21 April for the move of the collections. The…

Update on new reading room

As our regular readers will know from seeing the crates of books in the Caird Library as we undertake several mini-moves before the really big one, we’re busy preparing for moving into the Sammy Ofer Wing during April-July 2011. We’ve updated the information on the website so please take a look –…

Further update on plans for new reading room

The work on the Sammy Ofer Wing is continuing, and we are busy preparing the collections to move into the new building in April-July 2011. We’ve updated the information on the progress of the building work and our plans for the new research and reading room on the website. The…

Update on plans for new reading room

We’ve updated the information on the progress of the building of the Sammy Ofer Wing, and our plans for the new research and reading room, on the website. The information will be updated every two months, so please continue to check the blog or website in the future.Eleanor (Head of…

Preparing for the move – a new store

The start date for the move of material out of our onsite store is rapidly getting closer (Monday 2 March). Whilst Archive, Library, and Documentation staff have been beavering away in the store preparing for this, other museum departments, together with contractors, have been putting a lot of work into preparing the new…