Total number of objects in the National Maritime Museum's collection

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Frankie Roberto

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to request the total number of objects that you hold in your permanent collections.

If an exact figure is not available, please provide instead your estimated total, along with an explanation as to how this figure was calculated.

Yours faithfully,

Frankie Roberto

P.S Please note that this same request has been made to all the UK museums covered under the Freedom of Information Act, and that your response will be automatically made public at This request is partly a test of the WhatDoTheyKnow project. If you have any questions about the project, you can contact the project team at

Scott Furlong,

Dear Mr Roberto,

Thank you for your email enquiry of 4 May 2008.

The number of collection objects in the permanent collection of the
National Maritime Museum is 109,575.
This information has been generated from the Museum's collections
management database, and includes all 3D objects and 2D works of art. This
total does not include archival and library material or loans.

Yours sincerely,

Scott Furlong
Head of Collections Management
National Maritime Museum
London SE10 9NF
E-mail: [email address] <[1]mailto:[email address]>

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Frankie Roberto

Dear Scott Furlong,

Many thanks for your response.

Yours sincerely,

Frankie Roberto