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.

27 September 2016

The National Maritime Museum and the Itsekiri Kingdom in Nigeria have a century-long, shared history. Working with members of the Itsekiri community, PhD student Julian Binter gives new meaning to our collection. 

26 September 2016

Artist and writer John Kelly delves into the fascinating history of the ship's log and the many experiences and discoveries it has recorded.

26 September 2016

The Totally Thames festival is the perfect opportunity to discover the fragments of London’s history that can be found by any Londoner by the banks of the River Thames.

19 September 2016

September’s Item of the Month takes a look at a key astronomical work from the 17th century: Giovanni Riccioli’s 1660 publication Almagestum novum (RMG Item ID: PBG0909/1-2).

14 September 2016

Captain Moore's log has taught us a lot about what happened on board Cutty Sark while the ship was in port. This week we look into what his notes can tell us about loading and unloading cargo. 

14 September 2016

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the death of Rudyard Kipling. Best remembered today as a poet, short-story writer and novelist, he was also involved in the founding of the National Maritime Museum and even chose the Museum’s name.

13 September 2016

By the 1880’s telegraphic communications were firmly established and there was a large network connecting cities and countries around the world.  

13 September 2016

Caird Fellow Hannah Stockton reveals how new dock plans in the late 18th century could have dramatically changed the layout of London and the Thames.

12 September 2016

Continuing our blog on Cutty Sark’s thirteenth voyage, this week Cutty Sark volunteer Roger Hodge looks into what Captain Moore's logs, and other historic documents from that time, can tell us about events that occurred while the ship was arriving or leaving port. 

12 September 2016

Over the coming months Paddy Hartley will be creating new artwork in response to the histories of ex-servicemen in and around the National Maritime Museum, with the help of curators, archivists, conservators and the visiting public.

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