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…

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…