Maritime Museums, historic ships and archives

Historic ships, ancient ports and lighthouses or the maritime heritage in your local village - in many parts of the world you can find people proudly preserving and presenting their ties with the oceans.

Many of the world's great maritime museums have nice websites. Here I show a collection of links that I enjoyed and that might serve you as a guidance cue when it comes to planning your next trip to the coast.

Maritime Museums in Great Britain and Ireland
An extensive list of Maritime Museums in Britian and Ireland, great collection
A more concise version of the list mentioned above
A similar list maintained by The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London
The Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby
The Mary Rose virtual museum - virtually one of the best website you'll find in this directory!
Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool
The Henley River and Rowing Museum in Henley, England
The Museum in Docklands, London
A directory of sites with maritime themes
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
The Anderton Boat Lift
The Boat Museum in Cheshire
The HMS Cavalier
The Dockmuseum in Barrow-in-Furness
Dover Museum in - guess where - Dover
The HMS Gannet
he Harland Quay Shipwreck Museum
The Imperial War Museum
The Lifeboat Museum
The Museum of London
The Marine Life and Fishing Heritiage Centre
The Mizen Head Visitor Center
The Motor Boat Museum
The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth
The Royal Naval Museum
The Old Royal Naval College
The Royal Navy Submarine Museum
The London Science Museum
The Sheringham Museum in Norfolk
Windermere Steamboat Museum


Further Reading

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History of Sailing Part I and Part II

Maritime Museums in the US and Canada

Maritime Museums in other countries

Naval Paintings by J. M. W. Turner