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jocknroll19 Nov 2021 3:15 p.m. PST

A recent trip resulted in lots of photos – full blog report here:

Some Age if Sail bling here:


Naseby 1658 – 88 guns


Pool of London 1710 – 1/1200 scale model


19th century 2nd rate designed and built in India – model is nearly 10 feet long


The coat in which Nelson was shot (bullet hole left shoulder)


Now, that IS a trophy! Stern of Implacable – French Napoleonic ship.

William Warner19 Nov 2021 4:17 p.m. PST

Wow! Makes one want to stand up and sing "Hail Britannia." Reminds me of my visit to the naval museums in Portsmouth, back in the 1980's, during my first and only visit to the British Isles.

Warspite119 Nov 2021 4:18 p.m. PST

The last time I was there I was told there was a strict photography ban, I am glad to see their policy has changed.


johannes5520 Nov 2021 1:15 a.m. PST

Great, thanks for sharing

jocknroll20 Nov 2021 1:38 a.m. PST

Several staff members saw me taking pictures, in fact two made a point of staying out of the shot for which I thanked them!

King Monkey20 Nov 2021 2:03 a.m. PST

I thought the photography ban was just on board HMS Victory?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2021 9:37 a.m. PST

On my to-do list for the next time I'm in London!

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2021 5:30 a.m. PST

How many original admiralty models are now on display? When I last visited their was a case with several models. I am told most are now in storage because they generate little interest.

Mr Astrolabe21 Nov 2021 6:58 a.m. PST

How many original admiralty models are now on display? When I last visited their was a case with several models. I am told most are now in storage because they generate little interest.

…there was an equally impressive hall at the Science Museum – see below link
also now gone! Shame these models from both places are stuck in boxes somewhere – would be a great scan in 3d & upload archive.

ConnaughtRanger21 Nov 2021 1:00 p.m. PST

Are we still allowed to commemorate Nelson? Apparently he may or may not have written a letter that may or may not have mentioned "slavery" so we have to ignore that he was one of the greatest Royal Naval Officers and played a pivotal role in the destruction of a very odious regime.

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2021 6:59 p.m. PST

Thanks for posting. On my list the next time I get over there.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2021 7:37 a.m. PST

A researcher in Australia 3D scanned Dutch VOC models as a research project. Unfortunately their seems to be little interest in making them public. Funding is a challenge.

N Drury23 Nov 2021 3:21 a.m. PST

Some of the models (including those of the various dockyards themselves) are now in Chatham Historic Dockyard though they may only be viewable on booked tours.

Many are now at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre link

Blutarski23 Nov 2021 3:41 p.m. PST

Been a very long time since I last visited the NMM (1976?). Do they still have that magnificent collection of preserved AoS ships' figureheads in the great hall?


jocknroll23 Nov 2021 4:15 p.m. PST

Yes the figureheads are still there.

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