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 May 2016

On the centenary of Shackleton's epic 800 mile rescue mission, explorer and scientist Tim Jarvis shares his experience of recreating the journey.  

23 May 2016

Francisco Saez de Adana, who recently completed a research internship at the Museum, has been looking into the post-war politics surrounding Spain’s attempts to acquire marine radar. 

20 May 2016

On the centenary of Daylight Saving in Britain, Curator of Horology, Rory McEvoy looks back at its history.

19 May 2016

The Battle of Jutland was an event of bewildering complexity. Archivist, Martin Salmon, tries to make sense of the day through personal accounts found within our archive. 

17 May 2016

Ceramics Conservator Tiago Oliveira and Preventive Conservator Liesa Brierley have joined efforts to prepare a beautiful 17th Century Delft tile picture for display in the Queen's House.

13 May 2016

At the end of her six month secondment, Victoria Syrett reflects on her time at our Caird Library and Archive. 

13 May 2016

Our Ship Portrait volunteer, Tom Hopkins, shares the story behind one particulary interesting item in our collection. 

12 May 2016

Our Librarian, Penny Allen, gives advice on researching passenger information using the museums' library and archive. 

12 May 2016

From the mid-19th century onwards, figureheads on Merchant Navy vessels diversified and a much broader range of characters were chosen by shipowners to be depicted as their vessels’ figureheads. A selection from the Long John Silver Collection on display at Cutty Sark, demonstrates this diverse range.

6 May 2016

Our astronomer, Tom Kerss, discusses the Transit of Mercury and how you can see it here in Greenwich.