Collections

The Naval Museum collections have been built up over the years ever since the museum was founded in 1752 – over 55,000 objects, more than 4,000 drawings, 250 metres of shelves containing archival documents, 200,000 photographs and about 20,000 books. A selection is on show in our exhibitions, but most is preserved in the museum stores and archives for the future. The collections are open to the public.