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.

13 November 2016

On Remembrance Sunday, Jeremy Michell, the curator of our Jutland 1916 gallery, delves deeper into the personal stories that emerged of the battle. 

11 November 2016

On Tuesday 22nd November 2016, it is precisely 147 years since Cutty Sark’s launch. Built to last for just thirty years, the world famous ship has defied expectations to be the sole surviving extreme clipper ship in the world.

7 November 2016

Assistant Paper Conservator Emmanuelle Largeteau explains the difficult challenge of mounting fragile historic photographs for display in the newly-reopened Queen's House.

4 November 2016

Royal Observatory Astronomers Radmila and Dhara take you through what to see in the night sky during the month of November in our family friendly Look Up! podcast.

3 November 2016

Letters from common sailors of Nelson’s time are rare enough, but Benjamin Stevenson, a 22-year-old sailor on HMS Victory left 15 letters to his family.

1 November 2016

This week the National Maritime Museum welcomes almost 100 delegates from across the UK to discuss maritime archives. Stuart Bligh tells us more, and finds links to ships and the sea in some unexpected places.

28 October 2016

During Black History Month Curator Andrew Choong Han Lin shares the story of Marcus Bailey, who served on HMS Chester at the Battle of Jutland

28 October 2016

During the final week of this year’s Black History Month, Louise Devoy, Curator of the Royal Observatory, turns the spotlight on the historical links between the Royal Observatory and one of the most significant slave trade abolitionists, Thomas Clarkson (1760–1846).

27 October 2016

Hello, I’m John Wilson and I give BSL talks aboard Cutty Sark

27 October 2016

It’s that time of year again. Ghosts and ghouls; witches and werewolves; pumpkins and parties. For many of us, Halloween offers a chance to embrace our fascination with fear. But for the crew of Cutty Sark, every day of the year could be scary.