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 local volunteer dive team 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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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

We are excited to launch brand new versions of our award winning eLearning courses to help you begin your archaeological training from the comfort of your own home. There are three courses available, with each made up of a series of modules which include images, videos, animations and quizzes. Discover more about our eLearning courses here....

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Author: Mark Beattie-Edwards

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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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Introduction to Archaeological Illustration

Get an introduction to the theory and technique of completing archaeological illustrations. Learn the basic skills necessary to produce archaeological illustrations of pottery and small finds. Then you'll be ready to illustrate real artefacts, such as from HMS Invincible.

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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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Author: Mark Beattie-Edwards

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Events

  • Underwater Skills Days

    Learn the essential practical skills that will allow you to develop your interest in underwater archaeology. Read more

  • Underwater Skills Days

    Learn the essential practical skills that will allow you to develop your interest in underwater archaeology. Read more

  • Exclusive Vasa Museum Visit

    Director of Research, Fred Hocker, will take us on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the conservation facilities and enlighten us with the many stories that have been revealed from investigating the remarkably preserved wreck of the Vasa. Read more

  • Sandwich Flats Foreshore Fieldschool

    You're invited to join us for a week of fieldwork on the amazing 5 mile stretch of beach at Sandwich Flats. We'll be monitoring archaeological sites we already know about, investigating new sites that have been revealed by the winter storms. Read more

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  • 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..... Read more

  • Annual Reports and AGMs

    As both a national charity and a limited company the NAS has to annually report its activities to the UK Charity Commission as well as to Companies House.... Read more

  • Annual Conference

    This November we were excited to be in Ireland in 2022 in partnership with the CHERISH Project, Diving Ireland and the National Monuments Service. Discover more about the event here.... Read more

  • A trip to Turkey is no holiday!

    As Education Manager, I fully acknowledge that I have the best job in the world. Not only do I get to work with a fantastic bunch of NAS members, I also get the opportunity to travel to some amazing places. I’ve just spent five days in Antalya on the south coast of Turkey. Let me tell you why I was there. Read more