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Merseyside Maritime Museum Displays Albert Einstein Landing Card

The Merseyside Maritime Museum will showcase Albert Einstein’s landing card, on temporary display from 10 May 2011.

The museum has recently acquired this landing card marking Albert Einstein’s visit to England in May 1933.

Landing cards were completed by all passengers arriving in Britain. This card marks Albert Einstein’s arrival at Dover on 26 May 1933 from Ostende, Belgium. He states his occupation as professor and nationality Swiss. On the reverse he states to immigration officers he is bound for Oxford.

Einstein’s discoveries in physics changed the way we look at the world. His theories of special and general relativity (1905 and 1916) were groundbreaking. A worldwide reputation was recognised by a Nobel Prize for his contribution to science in 1921.

He held the respected position of professor at the Prussian Academy of Science in Berlin, Germany from 1914.

Image: Albert Einstein Landing Card, Merseyside Maritime Museum .

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