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FAQs - P&O Collection

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  • What is the P&O Heritage Collection?

    The P&O Heritage Collection is a unique company collection of over 30,000 objects and archives related to the history of P&O. The collection is maintained and supported by the continuing generosity of DP World. P&O was acquired by DP World in 2006.

  • How large is the P&O Heritage Collection?

    The P&O Heritage Collection consists of over 30,000 items including collections of art, memorabilia, ship models, photographs, films and an entire archive. The P&O Archive is on permanent loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK and can be accessed via their online catalogue.

  • Can I visit the P&O Heritage Collection?

    Unfortunately not. The P&O Heritage Collection is housed in our offices and it is not possible to provide public access. However you can see many items here on this website and we will be continually adding to our online collections. Selected items in our collections are also available to buy as prints. 

     In addition the following collection links will direct to several museums where you can see loan items from our collections on public display.   

  • Is there an online catalogue of the P&O Heritage Collection?

    We are working on it! The website Galleries will give you access to over 600 items in our collections but we plan to launch many more. Our ships database of almost 2,500 fact sheets is searchable online in our Archive section. An online search faicility is available for the P&O Archive which is on permanent loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK.  Click here for their online catalogue.

    We frequently update our site with new items from our collections so please check back regularly.

  • What sorts of objects do you have in your Collection?

    Anything and everything from paintings to postcards, ships bells to ship models, memorabilia to murals and much more besides!

  • Can I license P&O Heritage Collection images?

    If you wish to license images from our collection please fill in our online form for professional picture researchers giving as much detail as possible about how you would like to use our images. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

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