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FAQs - P&O History

These FAQS relate to the History section of our website.  If you can't find the answer to your question here, try our All FAQS page.

  • How large is the P&O Archive?

    The P&O archive consists of approximately 7,400 manuscripts and is on permanent loan to the National Maritime Museum Greenwich, UK. To find out more read our research guide and search the archive catalogue online.

  • What records do you hold in the P&O Archive?

    Our research guide will give you a brief introduction to the records contained in the P&O Archive.

    The P&O archive is on permanent loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK and their catalogue to the archive is available online. Should you wish to consult the archive, please contact the National Maritime Museum directly to make an appointment and order documents in advance.

  • Do you have a Film Archive?

    Yes. The P&O Heritage Collection has an extensive film archive that features all aspects of our diverse history in shipping. The collection is on permanent loan to Wessex Film and Sound Archive and can be accessed via their online catalogue.

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