National Maritime Museum


The National Maritime Museum is the world’s largest maritime museum with 10 free galleries and a vast collection that spans artworks, maps and charts, memorabilia, and thousands of other objects.

The Museum’s collections contain more than two million items relating to seafaring, navigation, astronomy, and time measurement. In addition the Caird Library holds some 140,000 printed works, including charts, maps and atlases, and an extensive archive.

The NMM is active in research, with focus on imperial and maritime studies, the study of art and travel, and the history of science and technology. Regular events are scheduled, including seminar series, workshops, conferences, and collaborative doctoral and research projects are shared with university partners. Opportunities for external researchers include long and short-term fellowships and internships.