An ice-cream van filled with stories is coming home to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

The Maritime Memories Machine is a pop-up van that has travelled across the country collecting seaside stories and memories from the public.

Designed in the style of an ice cream van, it will make its final stop outside the National Maritime Museum for a celebratory homecoming event on September 5.

Visitors to the van will be able to listen to some of the stories that have been collected, as well as sharing their own memories and personal connections to the sea.

Over 1000 stories have been collected by the Maritime Memories Machine so far, which has stopped at 16 different locations across England, including Coventry, Hull, Middlesbrough, Plymouth, and Slough.

The tour, which has been supported by the National Lottery, was designed to highlight the country’s current connection to the sea.

The Maritime Memories Machine farewell event is free to drop in and will be at the Romney Road entrance to the NMM from 2-4pm on Tuesday September 5.