Voyages, ports, history, people, origins and
much more! Discover the maritime histories of UK port cities. Select a
port from the list and explore the diverse history and culture of
Find out about Bristol's role in the transatlantic slave trade. Who was involved, what was bought and sold, who stopped it, and what is the effect of the trade today?
Discover the story of the building of the
harbours and docks at Hartlepool and West Hartlepool - who was
involved, what was bought and sold, and the ships built there.
Enter the Mersey gateway. Discover
the history of docks and shipping, people and places, health and
welfare, the slave trade and war on Merseyside. See its
astonishing growth from humble beginnings to a gateway to the world.
Explore the history of maritime London from
the Roman settlements to today's Docklands. Find out about the
individuals and events that have contributed to its wealth and
importance, and discover the communities who have made this great port
city their home.
Discover the people and port of Southampton, the 'Gateway to the World' in peace and war. Explore sound text and images from several important collections.