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 November 2015

In 1665 Londoners were tormented by fears of the Great Plague, what's the biggest health threat to modern society? 

23 November 2015

A lack of knowledge and disjointed efforts enable the Great Plague to kill 100,000 Londoners in the 17th century. With recent reports criticising the global effort to combat Ebola, how have modern reactions to epidemics changed in the last 350 years?

20 November 2015

On 22 November, Cutty Sark celebrates the 146th anniversary of her launch. Originally designed to last just 30 years, Cutty Sark has survived nearly five times her life expectancy thanks to her world-wide success, fame and beauty.

19 November 2015

The bells are ringing and there are red crosses on every door. Can you survive when plague hits the museum?

18 November 2015

It's 350 years since Samuel Pepys saw the Great Plague devastate London, so why are Americans still being killed today?

12 November 2015

We've all heard of plague ravaging Europe centuries ago but did you know that it still exists today? We speak to Daniel Epstein from the World Health Organisation to find out more.  

12 November 2015

We go behind the scenes of the Samuel Pepys installation. Alongside beautiful paintings and amazing objects there’s some stunning 17th century clothing that's just gone on display. 

12 November 2015

In the 17th century the Great Plague killed nearly a quarter of London’s population. We look at one very rare survivor.

11 November 2015

On Remembrance Day we look at the conservation of two memorial busts ‘intended to record the rank and file who have gained no mention or special distinction’.

10 November 2015

Plague killed around 100,000 people in Pepys's London. We speak to the Museum of London Archaeology about how to find the bodies.