Introducing, Lloyds Register Foundation Heritage and Education Centre

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The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Heritage & Education Centre is a public-facing library and archive holding material concerning over 250 years of marine and engineering science and history. The Centre is a part of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and is focused on enhancing public education and research in a number of areas, from maritime history to STEM disciplines.

Based at 71 Fenchurch Street London, UK, the Centre’s library is open from Monday to Friday. Visitors to the Centre can access our unique library of over 59,000 items – all for free. Resources in the library include a complete collection of the Lloyd’s Register of Ships and Yachts, wreck books and staff journals. Search our library catalogue for more information.

The Centre are also the custodians of Lloyd’s Register’s vast archive. With materials dating back to the 1830s, the archive holds over 1.25 million ship plans and survey reports, the historic photograph collection, Lloyd’s Register corporate history documents and much more.

Photo Credit: Tobias Friedrich

The diversity of the Centre’s library and archive offer an invaluable resource to researchers from a variety of disciplines, including maritime, business, engineering, genealogy and linguistics.

Providing historical support for Lloyd’s Register Group

As the custodian of Lloyd’s Register’s unique archive and library collections, the Heritage & Education Centre provide support for Lloyd’s Register Group colleagues, clients and events. Internal talks and projects are also organised to better inform colleagues on the history and development of the organisation and it’s relevance to today. We also work to ensure that important information is captured and preserved for future generations. 

Learn more at: https://hec.lrfoundation.org.uk/

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