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Discovery is just the beginning

Promoting the preservation, protection and research of our nautical heritage.

Help Save The London

Please help us to raise £200,000 to support the work of The London Shipwreck Trust to advance, promote and provide for the preservation of the amazing London shipwreck in the Thames Estuary and its artefacts for public benefit and to protect it for future generations. Discover more here...

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Target amount: £200,000.00

Amount raised: £10,195.72

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Without you — our supporters, members and sponsors — we would not be able to do our work, protecting our global nautical heritage. Join us if you too have a passion for our maritime past and want to get involved, on the foreshore or under water. You will learn that discovery really is just the beginning...

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International Journal of Nautical Archaeology

The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology is a forum for the exchange of ideas and research relevant to all aspects of nautical and maritime archaeology. Discover more about our journal here...

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eLearning

Discounted price during lockdown period!!! You can begin your archaeological training from the comfort of your own home with our eLearning Programme. There are three courses available and each is made up of a series of lessons which include images, videos and examples to demonstrate the information. Discover more here...

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Indulge your passion for nautical archaeology, and help us explore, preserve and record the world’s intertidal and underwater heritage for future generations. Discover more about us here...

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Under The Water Webinars

In 2021 the NAS, supported by the Honor Frost Foundation, is excited to be hosting monthly talks on a wide range of topics. The "Under the Water" Webinar Series is open for all to join - dive in to explore the fascinating world of underwater cultural heritage. Discover more about the series here...

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Events

  • Online Underwater Archaeology Theory

    Learn the essential theory of maritime archaeology from the comfort of your own home. This combined course allows you to complete both the Introduction to Maritime Archaeology and the Underwater Archaeology courses at a discount rate. You'll have all your theory done and be ready to complete your practical Underwater Recorder and Surveyor Skills course. Read more

  • Online Intertidal Archaeology Theory

    Learn the essential theory of intertidal archaeology from the comfort of your own home. This combined course allows you to complete both the Introduction to Maritime Archaeology and the Intertidal Archaeology courses at a discount rate. You'll have all your theory done and be ready to complete your practical Recorder and Surveyor Skills course. Read more

  • FULLY BOOKED: Identification of Bricks for Archaeological Sites

    Bricks are an amazingly useful artefact type for dating archaeological sites. Come to the UK’s only Brick Museum and learn the key features that might help you identify a shipwreck or foreshore structure. Find out how brick making has changed from Roman times, through the mediaeval period and the industrial age. You’ll also have the chance to make a brick for yourself. Read more

  • Coracle Making

    NEW DATE: Come and make a coracle using traditional methods and mostly traditional materials - and then test its floating properties! Read more

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  • Recover Record Rebury Feasibility Study

    In 2019-2020 the NAS project managed a feasibility study for a scheme of recovery, recording and reburial of "at risk" objects and diagnostic structural elements of the wreck of the London, lost in the Thames Estuary in 1665. Discover more here... Read more

  • New Training Partner in Portugal

    The NAS has signed a new International Training Partner Agreement with the Portuguese Navy Research Centre (CINAV) to teach NAS courses in Portugal, Madeira and the Azores. Discover more here... Read more

  • Getting to know Peta Knott

    For the last six months Peta's main project has been keeping a small person alive and entertained! But now that she is back working as the NAS Education Manger she is looking forward to planning a new a diverse Education Programme that takes tips from our online Covid world and blends it with in-person activity. Discover more here.... Read more

  • My First Month

    It’s been exactly a month since our communications intern has joined us. Max is now definitely part of the NAS, by his participation to what goes on here and his commitment to the tasks at hand. The French student has a key role to play in the development of different projects in the upcoming months, and he’s given us an insight of how its been going so far. Discover more here… Read more