Online Exhibitions & Stories

Online Exhibitions

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.

From Quill Pen to Digital
Tech & HEC

An absorbing account of royal yachts from HEC's Curator of Maritime History and Heritage Barbara Jones.

On their Majesty's Service
Floating Palaces and Royalty

Digital Engagement Officer Sarah takes a look at ship plans and the rise of leisure and foreign travel in the twentieth century.

Ship Plans and the Growth of 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...

Lloyd's Register's more unusual social clubs

Explore the real stories behind HEC's favourite nautical novels

Our Favourite Nautical Reads: Tales from the Sea
Maritime Literature

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

The Story of a Hatpin
The Roaring Twenties

Archivist Max Wilson explores the epic career of Captain Sir John Ross and his Arctic expeditions.

Into the Ice: The Arctic Career of Captain Sir John Ross

The story of the infamous Dr Crippen and his attempt to escape

Miscreants, Murder and the Montrose

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.

Enhancing Welsh Shipwreck Records

A sneak peek at some of the unique shipwrecks found within the archive

Wrecks from 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.

The Hull Connection

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.

Sport Around the World

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.

From Woolwich to the Web: The Journey of Digitisation

The life of a local surveyor in a changing port.

Our Man in Leith

A look at Club Football’s relationship with ships.

Yards, Yellow Cards and Shipyards

It all started with a cup of coffee.

The Lloyd's Register Origin Story