Terrestrial, Celestial, Planetary & Lunar Globes ANTIQUE FACSIMILES AND MODERN DAY
Helping the Planet
Since 1991 we have used reclaimed hardwood and recycled paper to manufacture our globes.
Studio & Workshops
By Appointment only
37 Union Road, Ryde
Isle of Wight PO33 2ER
Welcome This is our story
In 1991 Greaves & Thomas revived the traditional craft of globe making in the United Kingdom.
If you are looking for a special gift, for your best friends, corporation or family member, which helps celebrate a special occasion, then our ‘Customised Globe’ might be what you are looking for!
Modern Day Globes Created from the latest data available
Restoration Breathing Life Back
We are often asked if we restore old and new globes. Depending on the condition of the globe, the restoration process may include cleaning, repairing or replacing missing or damaged parts, and repainting or re-gilding.
Art of Making Globes Our History
The earliest known terrestrial globe was created by the Greek geographer and astronomer Crates of Mallus in the 2nd century BC. It was made of solid bronze and was only about 10″ diameter.