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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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Amount raised: £10,145.72

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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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Big Anchor Project Funding

The Big Anchor Project has received grant funding from the Honor Frost Foundation to help develop the project website and resources and to design a project App to help people record anchors in real time. The project starting in April will complete by the end of the year. Discover more 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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  • 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... Read more

  • Time Flies When You're Learning About Aviation Archaeology, by Nick Reed

    Long time NAS Member and fellow reports on his experience of our Aviation Archaeology in the Maritime Environment course. Discover more here... Read more

  • 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

  • An Archaeologist Unearths 'The Dig'

    Whilst on maternity leave, NAS Education Manager Peta Knott is taking a break from work and enjoying the many archaeological lectures, workshops and most recently – movies – that are currently available online. Here she reviews ‘The Dig’... Read more