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Naval and Maritime Libraries and Archives Group

November 2014

The Naval and Maritime Libraries and Archives Group is an informal non-profit making network of organisations that hold library and archive collections on naval and maritime history in the UK and promote the subject and information sources to the public. The organisations cover a wide range of sectors from museums, public libraries, academic institutions and […] Read More


Upcoming Events at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

November 2014

As always the NMM has outlined an array of fascinating events for the coming weeks and it starts TODAY!   Wednesday, 5 November 2014 Maritime Archives – a voyage of discovery The National Maritime Museum is hosting the National Museums, Libraries and Archives Group’s (NMLAG) seminar to highlight the fantastic maritime collections they hold focussing […] Read More


New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2015

Always one of the most exciting, lively and interesting events of the year. If you want to feel the pulse of nautical research, make excellent contacts and enjoy lively debate, this conference is for you. As always, please spread the word and help make this 2015 event another great success. The New Researchers in Maritime […] Read More


The Voyages of Adriaan van Berkel to Guiana Amerindian-Dutch Relationships in 17th Century Guyana

This sounds like a really fantastic project. Please spread the word! The book will be published in print, but as the publishers say: ‘we will also provide free full access to the book online via the e-library at our website ( as well as Google Books and Google Scholar. It is our belief that academic […] Read More


Ten Pound Island Book Company

October 2014

The Ten Pound Island Book Company, an American bookseller specialising in old, rare and out of print books, manuscripts and charts pertaining to the sea has just published its latest list. This list is composed of selections from the library of a retired naval officer and items from the collection of a gentleman on the west […] Read More

Dates for Next Year’s Diary

On Wednesday 21 October all Society for Nautical Research members are invited to the Annual Wreath Laying Service In Nelson’s Crypt, St Paul’s Cathedral. This takes place at 11.00am, so arrive at 10.30am. First Sea Lord’s Representative lays a wreath on behalf of the Royal Navy.  Other wreaths are laid by a cadet on behalf […] Read More


Improved Admission Arrangements For Society Members To HMS Victory And The National Museum of The Royal Navy (Formerly The Royal Naval Museum) In The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

September 2014

Public ticketing arrangements for admission to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard have changed. One admission ticket now gains entry to all the attractions. However, for members of the Society for Nautical Research and not more than 1 guest a special free ticket is available which gives access to HMS VICTORY and the National Museum of the […] Read More


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