Welcome to The Vickers Photographic Archive
The Dock Museum's online resource for our collection of images from the Vickers Shipyard, Barrow-in-Furness, England.

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Archive Background Information
The images were taken by professional photographers employed by Barrow Shipyard and span a period of almost a century of work at the Yard from the 1870s until the 1960s.
The Archive was originally developed as a marketing tool and was used to illustrate the process and prowess of shipbuilding in Barrow to prospective clients.

It documents the development of shipbuilding, armament and engineering production by one of the world's leading companies in this field and therefore represents a significant asset to British maritime and industrial heritage.

Ownership of the Archive and existing copyrights were transferred to Barrow Museum Service at The Dock Museum when the collection was donated by the Shipyard.

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