We invite everyone to visit, explore and browse through our fine archive and collection of marine books, our art gallery, ship models and displays. We hold very extensive collections on yachting, the mercantile marine, navies, aeronautics, military subjects, the Arctic and First Nations, biographies, and local and Great Lakes history at the Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection™.
35th Annual Exhibition of New Marine Art
Romance of the Sea. Art of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists is on display. A truly impressive exhibition of highly talented artists using mediums of watercolour, acrylic, oil and scrimshaw to portray the moods of the sea and activities at sea.
Spirit of the Wild. Solo sculptural exhibition of Takashi Sakamoto opening the 23rd June. Rare, exquisite, unique works of art.
Books for Sale
Specialized books are available for sale for your enjoyment. Featuring: yachting, navy, modelling, biography, aviation, military, art, novels and Canadiana. New selections added regularly.
Join in and help us continue to preserve the collections and premise for this exceptional collection and facility.
Our home, The Victory, 205 Main Street, Picton. Take a virtual tour with of the interior or visit our .
Books, books and more books ...
Our collections contain about half a million items including nearly 60,000 books most of which can be found in our which "came on-line" in January 2013.
While most of our books are in the reference library, we do have many duplicates that we make available for sale. These include some fairly rare titles such as a 1st edition of F.W. Wallace's Record of Canadian Shipping, 1786 - 1920 and several volumes in the Anatomy of the Ship series, down to very affordable, fun reading – such as Hornblower's adventures – at less than a dollar each. Please .