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Explore the fascinating heritage of Lloyd's Register through our engaging online exhibitions.
Applied Research & Outreach Manager Louise Sanger and Curator of Maritime History & Heritage Barbara Jones look at how Lloyd's Register transitioned to the age of the computer.
An absorbing account of royal yachts from HEC's Curator of Maritime History and Heritage Barbara Jones.
Digital Engagement Officer Sarah takes a look at ship plans and the rise of leisure and foreign travel in the twentieth century.
Digital Engagement Officer Sarah and Collections Assistant Megan take a sneak peek into the social lives of former LR staff...
Explore the real stories behind HEC's favourite nautical novels
After discovering and buying a vintage hatpin, Charlotte delved into the history of hatpins and the story of the Ellerman Lines, whose pennant is emblazoned on the tip of the pin
Archivist Max Wilson explores the epic career of Captain Sir John Ross and his Arctic expeditions.
The story of the infamous Dr Crippen and his attempt to escape
The resources held by the Lloyd's Register Foundation Heritage & Education Centre (HEC) provide valuable information for researchers and organisations. A recent project with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales has made use of LRFHEC's Casualty Returns to enhance their database of Welsh shipwrecks.
A sneak peek at some of the unique shipwrecks found within the archive
This guest online exhibition is by the Lloyd's Register Foundation Thomas Chapman Scholars Peter Phillipson and Sam Wright. They are PhD students at the Blaydes Maritime Centre, University of Hull.
Ships have been an integral part of helping countries come together to play sport from the Olympics to Baseball. This exhibition explores those stories and the ships that made it possible.
The Heritage & Education Centre is embarking on an ambitious three-year digitisation project to open access to its unique Ship Plan
and Survey Report collection. Discover the journey of digitisation, from paper document to its transformation to the digital domain.
The life of a local surveyor in a changing port.
A look at Club Football’s relationship with ships.
It all started with a cup of coffee.