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.

5 February 2016

Clipper Ship Cutty Sark has provided the inspiration for poetry across the globe. This week we look at Hart Crane’s epic poem The Bridge.

5 February 2016

Thirty-three years after she first prepared Lely's Flagmen of Lowestoft for display, Senior Paintings Conservator Elizabeth Hamilton-Eddy returns to prepare them for the Queen's House. 

4 February 2016

The groundbreaking Principia Mathematica, Newton's breakdown and how to win at dice. Rebekah Higgitt (University of Kent) talks to us about the links between Samuel Pepys and Isaac Newton.

3 February 2016

"This is a hugely exciting project. The Queen’s House is one of the most important buildings in Britain and it is an enormous privilege to play a small part in its history." Richard Wright, artist.

2 February 2016

A chance alignment of stars is set to help astronomers look for planets around Proxima Centauri – the nearest star to the Earth after the Sun. Astronomer Colin Stuart tells more.

2 February 2016

Our archives are full of amazing stories of love and loss. With Valentine's Day fast approaching, Tracey Weller looks at some of our touching love letters.

1 February 2016

Clipper Ship Cutty Sark is widely admired for her beauty and her stories have ignited the imaginations of millions.  

1 February 2016

Archivist, Mike Bevan, looks at the diary kept by Henry Teonge (1621-1690). Is it ‘the most important description of seagoing life in the seventeenth century’?

29 January 2016

How many planets are there in our solar system? The answer might not be as obvious as you think. Royal Observatory astronomer Colin Stuart explains.

29 January 2016

30 January 1649 was a day like no other. Early that winter’s morning, a large crowd of men, women and children assembled in the ‘open street before Whitehall’ in anticipation of an unprecedented event that would shake the nation to its very core.

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