Top ten treasures
Explore highlights from the Maritime Archives and Library
Visiting an archive can take you on an adventure - you may end up discovering much more than you imagined. Here at the Maritime Archives and Library you can discover the stories, the facts, the places and the people that are at the heart of our local, seafaring and maritime heritage.
These top ten treasures have been added to the website as part of the national Explore Your Archives campaign to inspire people to explore their local archives.
Follow the links below to find out more about some of our amazing items. We hope these will inspire you to visit the Maritime Archives and Library and explore our collections .
Learn how ships communicated before the invention of telegraphs.