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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: £9,515.72

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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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Gift Voucher 2020

Help support the Nautical Archaeology Society through the impact of the Corona Virus by buying a gift voucher that can be redeemed later when the world returns to some sort of normality.

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology Webinar Series

The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology Webinar Series is a great way to hear from and ask questions of some of the world's leading authors in nautical archaeology. Discover more 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. Find out more here...

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CovED Talks: NAS Weekly Webcast

To make the best out of the current challenging times, the Nautical Archaeology Society has starting a series of free online lunchtime talks – and we want you to be part of it.  Inspired by the popular TEDtalks, our #CovEDTalks are designed to promote #SelfEducation during #SelfIsolation and are stand-alone half-hour talks on Tuesdays at 12:30-13:00 (London).

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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

  • UK: Holland No.5 and Normans' Bay Protected Wrecks Day

    SOLD OUT! A chance to dive two of the UK’s protected wrecks in one day. A morning dive on the Holland 5 submarine (32m) followed by the wreck trail around the cannon on the 17th century Normans' Bay site (12m). Read more

  • UK: A1 Submarine and Invincible Wreck Protected Wrecks Day

    SOLD OUT! A chance to dive with the NAS Diving Club (NASAC) on two of England's protected wrecks in one day. We visit the Invincible shipwreck (launched 1744, sank 1758) and the A1 submarine (launched 1902, sank 1914), both of which lie at a maximum depth of c.14m. Read more

  • UK: Holland No.5 and Normans' Bay Protected Wrecks Day

    SOLD OUT ! - A chance to dive two of the UK’s protected wrecks in one day. A morning dive on the Holland 5 submarine (32m) followed by the wreck trail around the cannon on the 17th century Normans' Bay site (12m). Read more

  • Coracle Making

    Come and make a coracle using traditional methods and mostly traditional materials - and then test its floating properties! 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

  • Four Perspectives on the Online Archiving Workshop for Traditional Boat Digital Records

    Four participants from our Online Archiving Workshop for Traditional Boat Digital Records reflect on their experiences. Discover what they found out during the course here... Read more

  • A Step in My Archaeology Journey with The Big Anchor Project, by Sirine Saad El-Dine Ghiye

    Sirine Saad El-Dine Ghiye is a graduate archaeologist from the Lebanese University, Tripoli who has a fascination with maritime archaeology and is a diver in progress. Find out what was discovered 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