Museum blog

Read our blog to get the lowdown from our experts and go behind the scenes at the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Caird Library and the Queen's House.

30 November 2016

December’s highlights include this year’s final Supermoon and the Geminid meteor shower. (All times given are for London and will vary for other parts of the UK.)

30 November 2016

The Great Storm of 1703 wreaked havoc across southern Britain in late November of that year, and it remains one of the worst storms in British recorded history.

16 November 2016

The annual Leonids meteor shower peaks this week on Thursday night and early Friday morning, with a likely rate of about 10 or so meteors per hour.

14 November 2016

Performance artist, Frankie Cluney, shares her insights into Emma Hamilton's 'Attitudes' . See her own interpretation of the innovative performance art at our next Museum Late.

13 November 2016

On Remembrance Sunday, Jeremy Michell, the curator of our Jutland 1916 gallery, delves deeper into the personal stories that emerged of the battle. 

11 November 2016

On Tuesday 22nd November 2016, it is precisely 147 years since Cutty Sark’s launch. Built to last for just thirty years, the world famous ship has defied expectations to be the sole surviving extreme clipper ship in the world.

7 November 2016

Assistant Paper Conservator Emmanuelle Largeteau explains the difficult challenge of mounting fragile historic photographs for display in the newly-reopened Queen's House.

4 November 2016

Royal Observatory Astronomers Radmila and Dhara take you through what to see in the night sky during the month of November in our family friendly Look Up! podcast.

3 November 2016

Letters from common sailors of Nelson’s time are rare enough, but Benjamin Stevenson, a 22-year-old sailor on HMS Victory left 15 letters to his family.

1 November 2016

This week the National Maritime Museum welcomes almost 100 delegates from across the UK to discuss maritime archives. Stuart Bligh tells us more, and finds links to ships and the sea in some unexpected places.