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P&O Collection

We have been preserving our heritage since our company began. Today we have a unique collection of over 30,000 items relating to the history of P&O and the many shipping lines included in our story. Our collection is not open to the public but you can browse our galleries online or see our loan collections on display in a wide variety of museums. Click on links for details.

  • Women Assistant Pursers on board ORIANA in 1967

    Featured Exhibition

    Women on the Waves

    P&O's Pioneering Seafarers: Past, Present and Future

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  • P&O's Carpentaria in Dazzle during WW1

    Featured Exhibition

    Our War at Sea

    P&O's part in World War One

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  • Passengers disembarking ORSOVA at Sydney

    Featured Exhibition

    'Ten pound Poms'

     P&O's part in postwar emigration to Australia

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  • 'Eqypt Letters' from the P&O Archive

    Featured Exhibition

    Lost Letters Saved

    A Special Anniversary Project

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    Featured Exhibition

    CANBERRA - A Design Classic

    50 Years on

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  • DARA archive documents

    Featured Exhibition

    DARA Remembered

    50 Years on.

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  • P&O Pocket Diary and Almanac from 1910

    Featured Exhibition

    P&O A Century Ago

    Travel back in time to 1910.

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Documents from the P&O Archive

P&O Archive

Search our online database of nearly 2,500 ships.

Our Family History Research Guides will point you in the right direction and help you on your way.

Workmen putting up P&O's new neon sign in the 1950s

P&O History

Discover the key dates in P&O's past and learn about the many shipping companies that made up the P&O Group.