Museum blog

Read our blog to get the lowdown from our experts and go behind the scenes at Royal Museums Greenwich.

25 May 2017
The Dunkirk Evacuation, also known as the Dunkirk Miracle, is one of the most dramatic events of the Second World War. In the face of overwhelming German advance, between 26...
17 May 2017

May 18th is International Museum Day, and this year the theme is Contested Histories. As part of the development of the new Tudor & Stuart Seafarers gallery (opening 2018 in the Exploration Wing), the National Maritime Museum is exploring multiple perspectives on the early history of North America. James Davey and Laura Humphreys explain the process behind incorporating Indigenous American voices into the gallery. 

11 May 2017

Curator Pieter van der Merwe explores the Cornish credentials of Admiral William Bligh, best known as commander of the Bounty when part of its crew mutinied in the Pacific in 1789.  

3 May 2017

Ask someone to name the most severe prison sites, and they are likely to suggest an island. Devil’s Island, Alcatraz, Robben Island all loom large in our imagination. But the actual history of prison islands is much less clear-cut. Katy Roscoe, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Leicester, argues that far from acting as a natural barrier, the sea leaked into every aspect of convicts daily lives. 

10 April 2017

No passenger ship has ever captured the public imagination like the Titanic and with the golden age of travel by ship long over, it is unlikely that any future ship ever will. 

16 March 2017

Wife is the seventh post in our series exploring the many fascinating identities Emma Hamilton held throughout her life. It explores Emma's marriage to Sir William Hamilton, a marriage which defied the social conventions and snobberies of the age. 

3 March 2017

Performer is the sixth post in our series exploring the many fascinating identities Emma Hamilton held throughout her life. It explores Emma's remarkable new artform that captivated Europe - the 'Attitudes'. 

23 February 2017

How did Samuel Pepys celebrate his birthday? Presents and cake just didn't cut it for the world's greatest diarist. 

20 February 2017

Student is the fifth post in our series exploring the many fascinating identities Emma Hamilton held throughout her life. It explores Emma's lifelong thirst for learning and self-improvement.

16 February 2017

Possession is the fourth post in our series exploring the many fascinating identities Emma Hamilton held throughout her life. It explores Emma's rise to fame, in collaboration with the famous artist George Romney.

Pages