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Read our blog to get the lowdown from our experts and go behind the scenes at Royal Museums Greenwich.

2 March 2017

Collections Storage Assistant Alex Strachan provides a behind the scenes look at how objects containing hazardous mercury are stored safely when not on display.

1 March 2017

Ahead of her lecture on 2 March, historian Kate Williams takes us on a whistlestop tour of Emma Hamilton's extraordinary life. 

1 March 2017

This month, make sure you catch Venus while the planet is still bright in the evening sky.

28 February 2017

Archives Assistant Victoria Syrett explores a collection of diaries, notes and drawings by Robert Gale (born 13 October 1816) who joined HMS Rattlesnake as Captain Owen Stanley’s steward for a voyage full of exploration, death and rescuing damsels in distress.

23 February 2017

How did Samuel Pepys celebrate his birthday? Presents and cake just didn't cut it for the world's greatest diarist. 

21 February 2017

Over the next few months, Documentations Officer Claire Denham will take us behind the scenes at Cutty Sark, to give us an insight into the important daily research, documentation and maintenance work that keeps Cutty Sark preserved for many future generations to come. To kick things off, this week’s blog post looks into how Cutty Sark arrived at her final permanent berth in Greenwich.

21 February 2017

A new display outside the Caird Library explores some of the Museum’s portolan charts. 

20 February 2017

Student is the fifth post in our series exploring the many fascinating identities Emma Hamilton held throughout her life. It explores Emma's lifelong thirst for learning and self-improvement.

16 February 2017

Possession is the fourth post in our series exploring the many fascinating identities Emma Hamilton held throughout her life. It explores Emma's rise to fame, in collaboration with the famous artist George Romney.

13 February 2017

The Royal Navy has a tradition of selecting warship names that reflect its aggressive ethos, good examples being Victory, Dreadnought and Invincible. However, this is neatly counterbalanced by an equal penchant for other names that range from place names (Nottingham), to flowers (Gladiolus) to the charming (Coquette) with occasional stops for the downright bizarre (Gay Forester).

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