Closure of Great Equatorial Dome and Time for Navy Gallery

The Great Equatorial Dome and some galleries will be closed between 11:30am and 3.45pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 24 August for daytime observation. Join the fun and see Venus in the daytime sky

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

6 February 2017

Caroline Paige reveals the untold story of what it meant to be transgender in the British military before and after permissive LGBT service, the highs and the lows, in peacetime and in war.

1 February 2017

February will be a good month for Moon viewing including a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. 

30 January 2017

Journals are not naturally the first place that maritime researchers turn to; however, one that deserves investigating is The Nautical Magazine.

26 January 2017

Systematically working on the Museum’s collection of ship portraits is a great way to see how the same naval actions have been depicted by different artists, at different times and in different ways.

24 January 2017

Emma planned a paradise home for Nelson at Merton, but the dream was sadly short-lived. Stephen Benton, walking tour guide, tells us more and uncovers Merton's fascinating hidden history.

24 January 2017

Aliens visiting Earth is a recurring theme throughout our sci-fi planetarium screenings, often with dire consequences for our planet. Can the science of astrobiology shed any light on what their true motives would be? Lewis Dartnell reveals more. 

19 January 2017

There are many unique and memorable things about clipper ship Cutty Sark. Her name is just one. 

19 January 2017

There are many accounts of sea voyages and cruises amongst the collection of the Caird Library and Archive, but for this post I have chosen to highlight JOD/53; an account by John Hamilton of a voyage from Cardiff to Suez on board the ship Australian in 1896.

16 January 2017

 Charles Burns is an artist who specialises in silhouettes. Ahead of our Valentine's Day Seduction Late, he shares the history of this fascinating art form. 

15 January 2017

On 15 January 1815, Emma Hamilton died in poverty in Calais. So much more than Nelson's mistress, who was this amazing woman?