Collections blog

This is a joint entry between Terri Dendy (in italics) and Melanie Vandenbrouck...
1 April 2014 - Royal Museums Greenwich have acquired a uniform belonging to...
Turner’s ‘The Fighting Temeraire’ – ‘the nation’s favourite painting’ – is...
Reginald Vernon Dowler Researching medals can be fascinating. We recently...

Longitude project blog

With Longitude Punk’d now safely open, I thought I’d take a chance to add my...
Our longitude celebrations kicked off in style yesterday with the opening of...
The last time I wrote on here was after a visit to Georgians Revealed at the...
Last week, I ventured over to the Royal Society to see Michael Hunter give an...

Library blog

April’s item of the month looks at the real life drama on the seas which...
Title page of the item. Recently we were able to acquire a curious looking...
A new addition to our Sammy Ofer Wing stores in the map collection of William...

Royal Observatory blog

1 April 2014 - Experts at the Royal Observatory Greenwich have discovered that...
Here in the Northern hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs at 17.11 UTC (GMT)...
UK readers – don’t forget to claim your once-a-year extra hour in bed this...

On the Line - podcast stories

Source: On the line
In a career at sea lasting 50 years, Cutty Sark faced many dangers. The closest...
Richard Woodget was Cutty Sark’s most successful captain, making several record...