Treasures of the National Maritime Museum

Event Date:
Start at 6:30 PM
March 8, 2021

We would be delighted if you can join us for our March Maritime Heritage Lecture on Monday March 8th, starting at 18.30. The lecture will last about an hour with some time after that for questions and discussion.

The National Maritime Museum is widely recognised as the largest maritime museum in the world with a collection of over 2.5 million items.

It is one of four main sites of the Royal Museums Greenwich which is located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site located beside the Thames.

This illustrated talk will touch upon the history of the buildings and formation of the collections, followed by a number of the most iconic objects selected from a curatorial perspective.

Our guest speaker is Simon Stephens. Curator of the Ship Model and Boat Collections at The National Maritime Museum.

Simon has over 40 years’ experience working with the National Maritime Museum and is currently Curator. His speciality is the NMM’s Ship Model Collection, and the Small Craft Collection and his experience across multiple maritime areas is widely recognised, working with organisations, including the founding of the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall and Chatham Historic Dockyard.

He was consultant historian for the construction of the Royal Row Barge, Glorianna, for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations.