16th September 2019 - 17th September 2019
On entering their 1901 building you can experience Lloyd’s Register’s heritage brought to life through costumed characters, finds from our archive, an interactive exhibition ‘From Coffee to Seaweed’, and try being a virtual reality ship surveyor!
Lloyd's Register began life in Edward Lloyd’s Coffee House in 1760. From that moment, the Society grew into an international organisation that had the safety of life at sea at its core. The power of the people that have worked for Lloyd’s Register have ensured that maritime technology, engineering and safety have improved throughout our 259-year history. Today, the Lloyd’s Register Group and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation work together towards engineering a safer world.
The Heritage & Education Centre (HEC) look after the history and heritage of Lloyd's Register and the Foundation. They have a public-facing library and archive holding material concerning over 250 years of marine and engineering science and history, with archive materials dating back to the 1830s. Your visit to Thomas Collcutt's beautiful palazzo will include an exclusive look at their new exhibition, a chance to try out a virtual reality game and the opportunity to meet some historic characters! The team who look after 259 years of maritime history will be on hand to show you some of our archive highlights, and to tell you about the people power and extraordinary women that have been integral to the story of Lloyd’s Register. The Women's Engineering Society will be available too.
There will be two time slots per day -
Book your visit here . There is a maximum of 60 people per slot so book your place soon!
Monday 16 September: 10.00-12.00 or 13.00-15.00 (FULLY BOOKED)
Tuesday 17 September: 10.00-12.00 or 13.00-15.00 (FULLY BOOKED)
Max 60 people per tour/session. 2 hours Contact for the day: Charlotte Ward - 02074231483