Maritime safety has always been critical to the ocean economy. Today, as the industry navigates the challenges of climate change, sustainable global supply chains and net zero targets, the Centre asks - what lessons can we learn from the past that will help us shape a safer ocean economy for tomorrow?
Our mission is to inform, educate, influence and inspire policy makers, researchers and business leaders as they meet these challenges. Leveraging our connections, heritage collections and creativity we will increase understanding across the world of the importance of maritime safety to a sustainable and efficient ocean economy.
We will innovate, pioneer and promote best practice within the maritime heritage sector to create the archive of the future, open and accessible to all.
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Heritage & Education Centre is a public-facing library and archive holding material concerning over 260 years of marine and engineering science and history. The Centre is a part of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and is focused on increasing the understanding and importance of maritime safety.
Based at 71 Fenchurch Street in London, the Centre’s is open to all, offering a unique collection of research resources from our reference library and corporate archive. To search our collection, visit our online catalogue.
The diversity of the Centre’s library and archive offer an invaluable resource to researchers from a variety of disciplines, including maritime, business, engineering, genealogy and linguistics.
Please note, the visitor centre is closed throughout 2023 due to refurbishment.