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.

23 May 2016

Francisco Saez de Adana, who recently completed a research internship at the Museum, has been looking into the post-war politics surrounding Spain’s attempts to acquire marine radar. 

20 May 2016

On the centenary of Daylight Saving in Britain, Curator of Horology, Rory McEvoy looks back at its history.

13 May 2016

Our Ship Portrait volunteer, Tom Hopkins, shares the story behind one particulary interesting item in our collection. 

7 April 2016

As the closing day of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition approaches, competition judge and art curator Melanie Vandenbrouck writes about three astronomical photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans, to be shown in the Queen’s House later this year.

6 April 2016

We're adding new galleries to both the Royal Observatory and the Queen's House. Our curator Louise Devoy looks back to Margaret Maskelyne, daughter of the fith Astronomer Royal, who drew watercolours of these stunning buildings.

31 March 2016

For Women's History Month we've been looking at the story of Grace Darling. In the final part of our series, Assistant Curator Nick Ball looks at the fame that followed Grace's heroic actions.

30 March 2016

For Women's History Month we're telling the heroic story of Grace Darling. Today our Assistant Curator Nick Ball looks at the woman behind the legend.

29 March 2016

On Women's History Month we look at the famous story of the heroic Grace Darling. To begin we're looking at the wreck that started the chain of events.

21 March 2016

On women's history month we focus on the often hidden stories of amazing women throughout history. Today our curator Kristian Martin discusses Aphra Behn. 

16 March 2016

Our curator Kristian Martin looks at the first actresses to take to the stage in England. Who were they and what did Samuel Pepys say about it?