Heritage at Home

Image taken from page 52 of ‘The Fishguard Invasion by the French in 1797’; Margaret Ellen James, 1892. Public domain via British Library.

There is port-related heritage material available online for all the family. As COVID-19 pushes us indoors, we can continue to learn about port communities and engage with their rich histories. Here are our recommendations, whether for perusing, amusing or home-schooling. Do you have any more suggestions, or have you created your own resources? Let us know and we can include them in the next blog post.

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RTE Archives contain clips from Ireland’s national broadcaster. We recommend:


ESB Archives feature carefully-curated material relating to Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board. Check out:


The National Archives website features a good overview of life around Dublin’s docks: Dublin Waters: the Liffey, the Canals and the Port


People’s Collection Wales features resources uploaded by local communities. Some interesting collections: 


Europeana is a treasure trove of material from many collections throughout Europe. We recommend: 


Royal Museums Greenwich features curated collections of maritime-related material and activities for kids. We recommend: 


Journey to the Past project features historic travel writing about Wales from France and Germany, with some great accompanying images. We recommend:


Early Tourists in Wales is a database of material about historic travel in Wales. Worth a dig around, but a good place to start is at the section Tourists in Wales 1700 – 1900

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