Museum blog

Great Equatorial Telescope closure

On 22, 25–26, 29 August and 1–2 Sept we'll be holding special Venus observing sessions with the Great Equatorial Telescope, which will close at 3.15pm to other visitors. See Venus through the iconic Telescope

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.

25 August 2016

The Reef Knot is an ancient knot that goes back at least 10,000 years. It is a binding knot, to secure a line around an object. 

25 August 2016

As we prepare to open the newly refurbished Queen's House, the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) are looking for help with their own conservation project. Sarah Duthie, Director of Public Engagement, tells us more.

25 August 2016

For August’s Caird Library and Archive Item of the Month, Graham Thompson presents a collection of drawings by a midshipman who showed much promise, but died young before he had established his reputation as a Royal Navy officer. 

23 August 2016

On International Slavery Remembrance Day, we look at the role London played in the transatlantic slave trade.

23 August 2016

On International Slavery Remembrance Day our curator, Aaron Jaffer, remembers those forced to take their own lives during the horrific 'Middle Passage'. 

20 August 2016

On 23 August Steve Martin will join us to mark International Slavery Remembrance Day. He talks to us about his Greenwich Tour, Black Sailors and Scribes, looking at the lives of African sailors and their impact on Greenwich. 

19 August 2016

Craig Hollander, from The College of New Jersey, asks how should we commemorate International Slavery Remembrance Day on 23 August. 

19 August 2016

The Clove Hitch had been known by many names, such as ‘Waterman’s knot’, before being officially coined the ‘Clove Hitch’ in 1769. 

18 August 2016

On 22 September Ensemble Perpetuo and Royal Museums Greenwich will be bringing an evening of music and photography to the Dry Berth of Cutty Sark. We spoke to Ensemble Perpetuo’s founder James Turnbull, who shared some of the great reasons not to miss this unique occasion with us.

17 August 2016

As our ultimate flight exhibition, Above and Beyond, comes to an end we explore the logbook of Captain Albert James Enstone - a pilot with the Royal Naval Air Service during the First World War. The logbook records each of his flights and provides an insight into the dangers he faced everyday.