National Maritime Museum Development Project

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London (UK) is undertaking an important project to enhance access to its archival collections. Over 2 million items, including manuscript letters and journals, prints, drawings, maps, charts and ephemera, record the history of Britain’s imperial maritime endeavour over the last 500 years. They offer unique and valuable insights into a range of subject areas, from imperial studies to art history and the history of science and technology.

As an academic researcher with an active interest in relevant subjects, the Museum would like to hear your thoughts on how we can develop access to our archival collections to meet your needs. We are very interested in hearing from both people who have used our facilities before, and those who have not.

Please follow the link below to find out more about the proposed developments.

Once you have read about the proposed developments, please follow the link below to our e-survey which will give you a chance to express your views. The e-survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete and your views will ensure we develop our archive facilities in the best way possible.

Dr Janet Owen Head of Curatorial Group National Maritime Museum