Guiding Lights: 500 Years of Trinity House And Safety At Sea

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National Maritime Museum , Greenwich Until Monday January 4 2016 Free

This small exhibition at the National Maritime Museum tells heroic stories of the work done by the Corporation of Trinity House, which has been involved in the safety of shipping, risk mitigation and the wellbeing of seafarers since 1514, when it was granted a Royal Charter by Henry VIII. Rarely seen objects relating to maritime navigation trace the history of the organisation alongside stirring tales of fortitude at sea. The history of Britain’s lighthouses unfolds through intricate models, dramatic film footage and the personal effects of lighthouse keepers. And there’s a selection of watercolour sketches by marine artist William Lionel Wyllie.

Venue name: National Maritime Museum
Address: Romney Rd
SE10 9NF
Opening hours: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 10am-5pm; Thur 10am-8pm
Transport: Rail: Cutty Sark DLR/Greenwich rail
Price: free
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