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The Coast Exposed - National Maritime Museum


Feature: Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE QUEEN'S House at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is hosting a photographic exhibition, The Coast Exposed, that celebrates the beauty and diversity of Britain's coastline.

It's a collaboration between the National Trust and Magnum Photos.

Spectacular colour coastal landscapes from England, Wales and Northern Ireland are the work of National Trust photographers Joe Cornish, Paul Wakefield and David Noton.

While for Magnum Photos and using its distinctive black and white imagery, photographers Ian Berry, Stuart Franklin, David Hurn and Chris Steele-Perkins have captured the delicate interdependent relationships that exist between coastal communities and the sea.

Through their images, visitors can see the devastation caused by recent flooding at Boscastle in Cornwall; puffins and terns on the Farne Islands; traditional fishing life on isolated Rathlin Island off the coast of Northern Island; a beach festival for young surfers in Cornwall; traditional scenes of a family day out at the seaside in Wales; and much more.

The Coast Exposed is a special highlight of SeaBritain 2005 - a year-long celebration of the nation's maritime past, present and future - of which the National Trust is a major partner.

A series of talks, workshops and events linked to The Coast Exposed will take place at the National Maritime Museum throughout the exhibition period (until January 8, 2006).

The National Maritime Museum, Queen's House and Royal Observatory are open from 10am to 5pm, seven days a week. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

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