As an island nation Britain has a long maritime tradition; explore it here with features, news, events and listings drawn from UK maritime museums and heritage sites.
Archivists at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum have collaborated with the sister of a fallen World War II sailor to tell the tale of an uneaten Christmas cake from 1939.
Vistors to the ss Great Britain in 2014 will have a rare opportunity to see the former passenger ship and Bristol from 27 metres above the ship's deck.
Insulating the conning tower with a 400 metre scarf, more than 200 knitters have covered one of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum's finest specimens in wool.
Devised entirely by volunteers, a museum full of maritime artefacts has reopened for the first time in two years.
As part of a new Channel 4 series exploring classic British recipes, top chef Heston Blumenthal heard stories of Nelson's Navy and their dependence on salty beef.
An archive of more than 200 shipwrecks off the coastlines of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has been bought by Royal Museums Greenwich for £122,500.
A daring commander who took on the German High Seas Fleet and took part in Special Service will be remembered through his medals, which have gone to Gosport.
Commemorating the centenary of World War I and anniversaries of the signing of the Longitude Act and formation of Trinity House, curators in Greenwich are busy.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has created a touring exhibition to raise awareness and appreciation of those who volunteered for them during World War I.
Historic Scotland have begun an underwater survey at Scapa Flow that could lead to its valuable remains becoming a Historic Marine Protected Area.
The National Maritime Museum's new permanent gallery brings out the big guns and heroes. Yet the most fallible aspects provide the most intrigue in Greenwich.
On the centenary of the Royal Navy's first submarine being accidentally sunk, the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport is celebrating the pioneering design of the vessel.
Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust awarded £3.75 million grant to support traditional boatbuilding
The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust £3.75 million for its Boatbuilding and Heritage Skills Training Centre project based at the Portsmouth Historic......
A conservation volunteer has made a detailed recreation of the mighty HMS Alliance after finding a giant courgette on his vegetable patch.
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