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5 April 2017

Our astronomer Radmila spoke to year 7 pupils at St Mary’s Catholic School in Bishop’s Stortford about the search for exoplanets (planets that orbit other stars) and life beyond the Earth. They had lots of fantastic questions which are answered below:

3 April 2017

It's all hands on deck as we batten down the hatches and learn the ropes of seafaring language.

30 March 2017
This month you'll be able to catch Venus in the morning sky pre-sunrise in the east now that it has crossed in front of the Sun. (Details given are for London and may vary...
27 March 2017

Women in 18th-century Britain did not have the vote, and their economic and legal rights were limited. However, they found many ways to exert social, cultural and even political influence.

27 March 2017

William Bligh (1754-1817), Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) and Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) each had storied careers. Mike Bevan investigates the way these three careers overlapped and intertwined.

23 March 2017

Documentations Officer Claire Denham takes 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. This month, we find out how figurehead Nannie has fared over the years. 

23 March 2017

Artist Alice Wilson, lives and works in London. She is interested in how we look and what we choose to record, often using landscape and nature as source material that provides her starting point. As part of the Endeavour programme Wilson has been working with Ben Weddell, the Museum's Formal Learning Producer to design and deliver a three-day project that interrogates Deptford’s place in Maritime history during the Tudor and Stuart time period. We have been working with year six at St Stephen's Primary School and have just come to the end of a series of sessions with the pupils.

17 March 2017

Shortly after midnight on 15th February 1870, a new and unknown cargo ship sailed out of London on her maiden voyage. Bound for China, no one could have guessed that that ship - Cutty Sark - would one day be the sole surviving extreme clipper ship in the world. 

16 March 2017

Archives Assistant Harriet Braine explores a collection of letters between John Short and Ella Ambrose, a couple who fell in love in 1931. Although they were separated after only a short time together, they continued getting to know one another through these letters.

16 March 2017

Wife is the seventh post in our series exploring the many fascinating identities Emma Hamilton held throughout her life. It explores Emma's marriage to Sir William Hamilton, a marriage which defied the social conventions and snobberies of the age. 

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