Picture Library

World's largest maritime image collection

Royal Museums Greenwich Picture Library

Welcome to Royal Museums Greenwich Picture Library with over 45,000 images and photographs depicting notable ships, trade and empire, astronomy, exploration, navigation and time. Our buildings may be closed, but our work continues online. Browse and license our collections here.

Images can be licensed for a range of media, including programme making, film production, book publishing, magazine and news production and digital products, such as online content, apps and ebooks. The Museum also holds four digitised films by Alan Viliers’ detailing voyages in sailing ships from the 1920s to the 1940s.