Tagged with maritime
BLOG POST, 15 May 2019: Find out about the work that one of our Collections Assistants has recently been carrying out on our fantastic Harmsworth Collection of art, bone and ship models.
Only the fishes see a shipbuilder’s finest ideas once his vessel has slipped into the sea. It is the precise shape of the hull, the swell and curve of the timbers that give the ideal compromise between stability and speed. The secrets of ship design were known only to their makers two centuries ago, and […]
by Rosemary Babichev We’ll be hearing lots about Sir Francis Chichester over the next couple of weeks. Perhaps the largest crowd ever to gather on Plymouth Hoe – a quarter of a million people – saw the 65 year-old sail home to finish the first west-east solo circumnavigation of the world fifty years ago, on […]
by Rosemary Babichev It was ‘Swallows and Amazons’ the classic children’s story of sailing and adventure on the Norfolk Broads that led Ellen MacArthur to choose the tack that made her a record breaking yachtswoman. She first hit the headlines sailing solo round the world aged only 24, little more than a decade after saving […]
By Laura Sorensen, Project Assistant I had my very own ‘Super Saturday’ in the Stories from the Stores gallery on the July 27th. We had lots of visitors, lots of interaction and some very interesting discoveries. Here is some information about what was found! One of our objects, labelled as a ‘Lace Table Runner’, was […]