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.

28 July 2016

Who would have guessed that the clue to solving a long running mystery about the final resting place of one of the world’s most famous ships lay buried in some fairly unassuming records in the Museum’s Caird Library?

13 July 2016

Inspired by our Above and Beyond exhibition, our Library Assistant Sonia Bacca explores flying machines in our Caird Library and Archive.

29 June 2016

Library Assistant, Sonia Bacca, guides you through our latest library acquisitions relating to the Battle of Jutland. 

27 June 2016

Archivist, Mike Bevan, shares some discoveries made by our Navy Board In-letters volunteers - who've added 12,000 new records to our archive catalogue. 

10 June 2016

Library Manager, Gareth Bellis, shares one of his favourite periodicals from our collection.

3 June 2016

James Fleming, from The National Archives, has been trying to condense their amazing collection of naval material into a seven-minute presentation. 

27 May 2016

With the centenary of the Battle of Jutland on May 31 2016, Library Assistant Mark Benson looks to our archive to uncover the story of one lucky survivor from the HMS Invincible.

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. 

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