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.

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.  

26 October 2016

Imagine setting sail, looking back and seeing the land sink into the sea as you pass the horizon. Imagine the size of the sky above you, the depth of the sea below, the smallness of your ship in the vastness of the world.

26 October 2016

We're busy getting ready for the opening of our major Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity exhibition on 3 November. Paintings Conservator, Sarah Maisey, has been preparing one mysterious portrait for display. We go behind the scenes of her work. 

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