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.

19 May 2016

The Battle of Jutland was an event of bewildering complexity. Archivist, Martin Salmon, tries to make sense of the day through personal accounts found within our archive. 

13 May 2016

At the end of her six month secondment, Victoria Syrett reflects on her time at our Caird Library and Archive. 

12 May 2016

Our Librarian, Penny Allen, gives advice on researching passenger information using the museums' library and archive. 

22 April 2016

Katherine Oxley, Retrieval Technicain, has been exploring the many roles of Severndroog castle, as seen through our archives.

19 April 2016

Library Assistant Sonia Bacca looks at some fascinating Tongan dances, seen through our archives. 

4 April 2016

Our Library Assistant, Colin Starkey, looks at the story of a Royal Navy Commander who was captured at Dunkirk but soon escaped from a German prison camp. 

19 March 2016

Captain Matthew Webb was the first person to swim across the English Channel unaided. Using our library and archive collections we research the life of this extraordinary man.  

15 March 2016

A new display by the Caird Library and Archive shares fascinating material relating to the First World War at sea.

6 March 2016

The archive is full of emotive letters writen by sons aboard distant ships to their mothers. This Mother's Day we're sharing a few.

22 February 2016

Graham, our Archives Assistant, has been busy researching the crew of the Borodino.