About us

Enhancing public understanding in marine and engineering science and history.

  • Who we are
  • What we do

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Heritage & Education Centre is a public-facing library and archive holding material concerning over 250 years of marine and engineering science and history. The Centre is a part of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and is focused on enhancing public education and research in a number of areas, from maritime history to STEM disciplines.

Based at 71 Fenchurch Street London, the Centre’s library is open from Monday to Friday. Visitors to the Centre can access our unique library of over 59,000 items – all for free. Resources in the library include a complete collection of the Lloyd’s Register of Ships and Yachts, wreck books and staff journals. Search our library catalogue for more information.

The Centre are also the custodians of Lloyd’s Register’s vast archive. With materials dating back to the 1830s, the archive holds over 1.25 million ship plans and survey reports, the historic photograph collection, Lloyd’s Register corporate history documents and much more.

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.

People behind HEC

  • Alex Stitt

    Director of the Heritage & Education Centre

    Alex Stitt

    Director of the Heritage & Education Centre Alex is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Heritage & Education Centre. With over 15 years previous experience with digital media, and a directorship role at a world-renowned museum, Alex's role will help HEC become a globally recognised archive.
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  • Sean Clemenson

    Digital Engagement Manager

    Sean Clemenson

    Digital Engagement Manager Sean is responsible for the development of the Centre's digital content and strategy; utilising innovative technologies to bring the Centre's collections to life in diverse formats.
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  • Max Wilson

    Archivist

    Max Wilson

    Archivist As the Centre's Archivist, Max will help oversee the digitisation project and cataloguing of the archive and library. He also carries out research projects and produces a number of blogs about the Society's heritage and wider maritime history.
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  • Louise Sanger

    Applied Research & Outreach Manager

    Louise Sanger

    Applied Research & Outreach Manager Louise works to expand the Heritage & Education Centre's strategic outreach and engagement activities through research, grant activity, presentations, education, workshops and collaborative projects. Engaging and networking with museums, libraries and other organisations worldwide to ensure that lessons learned from the past are utilised and explored in support of current safety challenges. Louise is also Deputy Manager of HEC.
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  • Barbara Jones

    Curator of Maritime History & Heritage

    Barbara Jones

    Curator of Maritime History & Heritage As Curator of Maritime History & Heritage, Barbara is project manager of Project Undaunted and also deals with high-level enquiries regarding archived documents.
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  • Michael Launchbury

    Digital Archivist

    Michael Launchbury

    Digital Archivist I am responsible for the preservation of our born digital materials and data. Moreover, I process the digitisation of our printed material with the aim of making our documents readily accessible online.
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  • Megan Christo

    Collections Assistant

    Megan Christo

    Collections Assistant In my post as Collections Assistant I'll be assisting the archivist with collections cataloguing and digitisation. I'll also be working closely on exciting projects with the Digital Engagement team to create blogs, podcasts, and online exhibitions.
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  • Sarah Mott

    Digital Engagement Officer

    Sarah Mott

    Digital Engagement Officer I am responsible for creating digital content and expanding HEC’s external digital programmes to increase public engagement.
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