The Nautical Museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Established in 1921 within the MIT’s Pratt School of Naval Architecture,the museum exhibits marine prints, models of historic ships and modern steamers, charts, plans and old books. Models of ships which have influenced American affairs since the earliest times are accompanied by a series showing different classes of naval vessels. A bequest of some 2500 prints of American and European wooden ships, together with harbours, portraits and charts, is effectively classified and also comprehensively indexed by title, artist, printer, builder, commander and name of vessel. Reference books and technical exhibits complement the collection.