About Admiralty Ship Models

Because the finest things in life are crafted by hand, our priority is quality, not quantity
Admiralty Ship Models Ltd is an online model ship shop based in Bristol, United Kingdom.

We have been selling our fully assembled wooden ship models since 2003 and we have more than 20 years' experience in building quality ship models. We offer handmade wooden ship models (scratch built static display model ships) and other nautical gifts at affordable prices. Each one of our famous historic ship models is handcrafted from scratch using the best wood (mature solid hardwoods such as teak) for excellent durability. Our models involve hundreds of hours of manually challenging work with minute attention to detail and every step in the build of our models requires very precise skills. This type of skilled craftsmanship is harder to come by these days.

Our handcrafted wooden model ships range from large-scale ship models to medium size models and general nautical decor. We are confident that the quality of our products is a class above that of other sellers. All our ship models are sold fully built and ready for display. We don’t sell kits.
We do not use wood veneer or plastic and we do not cut corners in the build of our model ships. All the ships decorations and ornaments are hand-carved wooden pieces. Our authentic models are not built from prefabricated kits but are based on the original Admiralty Ship Models plans available in the UK. All the model ship replicas on our site are completely scratch-built using a wooden plank on frame technique. The wood is cut and worked by our own craftsmen.
We thank you for showing interest in our work. We hope you enjoy browsing our website and appreciate the amount of work and attention to detail that has gone in each one of our model ships.


Admiralty Ship Models is an online model boat shop and we don't have a showroom. However, if you would like to view a model ship before you buy, you are welcome to visit us in Bristol. Please telephone or email us to book an appointment.

We are within walking distance from Bristol Parkway train station. If you are driving, there are plenty of parking spaces on our street. Note that Bristol also has an international airport if you are flying from abroad.

Please note that we don't buy second hand ship models, kits, antique models, etc. Also, we don't sell model ship supplies or rc models. We don't evaluate models. Please contact an auction house to get your model evaluated. If you would like to donate a ship model, please contact your nearest maritime museum.

Should you have any queries about our ship models, please do get in touch.

Our address: 7 Kings Drive, Bristol, BS34 8RD, England, UK.
Phone: 0770 2965 152 (international 00 44 770 2965 152) or
Phone: 01454 250562 (international 00 44 1454 250562)
Email: info@admiraltyshipmodels.co.uk


Shipping was on time. It was so well packaged I could have done with a chainsaw to release it. A pleasure doing business with a professional outfit.

DAVID S | 2 JULY 2022

The packaging was fantastic. You have made it very safe for bumps and poor handling with very good support in the box itself.

JOHN P | 3 JAN 2022

Model arrived 4 days early and in perfect condition. Packaging could resist a nuclear warhead. Almost needed a chainsaw to unpack ;).


Was nervous a bit about shipping to Canada but it had an absolutely amazing and sturdy packaging. The customer service is amazing.

MIMI L | 12 FEB 2022