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If you have an enquiry relating to the the Scottish Maritime Museum’s collection please complete the form at the bottom of this page and we will try to provide you with an answer as soon as possible. We will endeavour to spend up to 45 minutes on each research enquiry, but cannot offer a full research service due to staff time.

Alternatively, the Maritime Museum has an extensive Library that can be accessed by appointment.

Requesting images for study purposes or any other unpublished use

If you require a digital image of one of our objects or photographs for research or study purposes, or wish to request any other unpublished use of an image, please contact the museum using the form at the bottom of the page.

Please include the following details:

  • Object or photograph name and accession number (if applicable)
  • A description of the image that you want to use
  • Your intended use for the image
  • Whether you require a print quality (300dpi) or low resolution (72dpi) file

We make a charge of £35 for supplying the first image, plus an additional charge for subsequent images dependent on how much staff time is required. Please contact us for an estimate of costs.

We do not have high quality digital images of all objects available in stock and new photography may be required.

Requesting permission to reproduce images

If you wish to reproduce an image of any object in the collection, including in a publication, television programme or other commercial format, please request information on reproducing images.

  • Research request form

  • Please include as much information as possible about the items or photographs you wish to research.
  • Thank you for your request. Please allow seven working days for a member of staff to contact you.

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