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ThamesPilot is a unique collection of images and documents that chart the rich history of the River Thames, from source to sea.
Museums and archives along the length of the River formed the ThamesPilot partnership to bring together this fascinating story in words, sounds and pictures.  

Explore the rich heritage of the Thames by selecting a
themed tour , or by browsing one of our special collections .

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Thames Riverside Pubs

Explore an illustrated history of inns, taverns and brewing on the Thames. Developed in partnership with The British Library.

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Special Collections

Browse historical maps, lantern slide sets and local collections contributed by our partners.
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NEW ==> Thames Riverside Pubs <== NEW
Explore the colourful history of inns and taverns along the course of the Thames. Learn about the malting and brewing process. Discover how the pub has developed from Saxon & Roman origins. Developed in partnership with The British Library.
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NEW ==> Special Collections <== NEW
Browse historical maps, lantern slides and local collections of fascinating images of the Thames contributed by our partners.
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From source to sea
Take a trip down the Thames in words and pictures.
Map of the River Thames
Working on and along the river
Discover the many trades and crafts that have existed over the centuries.
Weir at Bray Lock
The river environment
Understand the landscape and wildlife, see the results of flooding, and the fight against pollution.
Swan on the River Thames
Enjoying the river
Find an event or location to visit today, whilst appreciating the leisure activities of the Victorian and Edwardian years.
Lady punting on the River Thames
The changing riverside landscape
Explore the stories behind the many fords, ferries, bridges, tunnels and industries that shaped the river.
Tower Bridge
The river in art
See the river through the eyes of artists, authors and poets.
Painting of a bridge over the Thames
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