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Discovery is just the beginning

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

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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: £9,788.92

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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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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. Find out 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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Annual Conference

2020 Virtual Conference - This year in light of the unprecedented global situation, we have taken the opportunity to create a special event, with our best line up ever. Two days of interesting presentations, networking, exhibitions, fun stuff for the young, a quiz and the famous NAS raffle.  Find out more 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

  • Online Course: Promoting Maritime Heritage Through Social Media

    Gain practical experience of using popular social media platforms to promote their maritime heritage activities and projects. They will get expert tips on content creation, methods of promotion and evaluation of social media effectiveness.  Read more

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  • eLearning Programme Funding Boost

    A grant from Historic England has helped the Nautical Archaeology Society to expand our online educational courses during lockdown. Two new ‘specialist’ courses will be added covering monitoring archaeological sites through photography and photogrammetry and cannon research and recording. Find out more here... Read more

  • Annual Conference

    2020 Virtual Conference - This year in light of the unprecedented global situation, we have taken the opportunity to create a special event, with our best line up ever. Two days of interesting presentations, networking, exhibitions, fun stuff for the young, a quiz and the famous NAS raffle.  Find out more here....... Read more

  • Diving Back into NAS, by Judy Jarvis

    Through a fortunate series of events, Judy Jarvis recently re-joined NAS. Here she shares her story - which includes the tale of a desk drawer excavation! Read more