Museums & Research
Unrivalled historical collections on ships, seafaring,
navigation, and the maritime arts, famous architecture in the
setting of the ancient Royal Park at Greenwich - all these are
hallmarks of Britain's National Maritime Museum. Information about
the Museum's new galleries, its historic buildings, sister museums
and the collections. There are also details regarding Corporate
Membership, how to become a Friend and general information.
Details about research opportunities, conferences, the library,
picture library and much more. Recent additions include the Search
Station, on-line conferencing and Port - the gateway to maritime
information on the Internet.
The Institute of Maritime History is a non-profit organisation
dedicated to the preservation and documentation of archaeological
remains related to maritime history.
The Scottish Institute of Maritime Studies has been in
existence since 1972 and runs a highly successful post-graduate
taught Diploma/Masters course in Maritime Studies. The key themes
of the course are underwater (principally shipwreck) archaeology,
the ethnology of maritime communities and the conservation of our
maritime heritage. The Institute also carries out an active
research programme on behalf of clients such as Department of
Culture Media and Sport, Historic Scotland, National Maritime
Museum and National Historic Ships Committee. Our web pages are
being regularly up-grade with information out such
Whilst we love sharing our enthusiasm for all
things maritime, enquirers should be aware that we are extremely
busy people often working to deadlines. So it may not possible to
spend much time answering queries.
Mystic Seaport is an outdoor maritime museum that tells the
stories of America and the sea. Located on a 40 acre
waterfront site in the town of Mystic, Connecticut, the
Museum exhibits historic tall ships and small boats, a New
England coastal village and extensive collections of art, ship
models and artefacts. The Museum also offers hands-on activities
for children and adults, crafts demonstrations, educational
programs and a variety of special events.
Established a decade ago, John has been making models for
professional and private clients from all over the world. His
portfolio of commissions include scale model ships, both radio
control and static, and model fibreglass fabrication and mould
I specialise in building wooden models by hand to a very high
standard of detail and finish. Some of the models are made from
solid wood, while others are made with planks on a traditional
frame. I am very proud of all the models I have made, and am
particularly proud of having built a model of Blue Doublet for HRH
The Princess Royal. Most of my customers are boat owners who want
a model made of their own boat, or are naval architects and boat
builders who find my models to be very effective when promoting
their services at boat shows and trade exhibitions.
Kissimmee Display Models
KDM also builds scale boats for discerning clients. These are
museum quality models for either static display or full function
radio control. They are ideally suited for use in the film and
television industry or equally at home on a shelf in the den. Some
photos are on the scale boat page.
To date two of the models produced by KDM have been featured on
the cover and inside international publications devoted to the
pursuit of fine scale model shipbuilding.