My first memory is of walking a wooden dock to a sailboat. An indelible mind picture. Sailing, boats and water were always a major part of early exploration and discovery. Early instruments were handled with care and took a while to study their use. Octants to find latitude, hourglasses for longitude. Overland compasses to navigate forests and steppes. Our collection of vintage compasses ‘encompasses’ different models and materials. Some combined with sundials show the local time of day, or the hour to pray or just to be amazed that it actually works showing true local time… Plus spyglasses, nautical lamps, bosun whistles, knot work key hangers… even themed MyNotes !