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9 February 2017

On 14 February, Emma Hamilton cordially invites you to the National Maritime Museum for an evening of dancing, gaming, exquisite conversation and revelry. Illustrious fellow guest and expert dancer Mrs Bennet shares her excitement getting ready for the ball… 

8 February 2017

Muse is the third post in our series exploring the many fascinating identities Emma Hamilton held throughout her life. It explores Emma's rise to fame, in collaboration with the famous artist George Romney. 

6 February 2017

Caroline Paige reveals the untold story of what it meant to be transgender in the British military before and after permissive LGBT service, the highs and the lows, in peacetime and in war.

1 February 2017

February will be a good month for Moon viewing including a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. 

30 January 2017

Journals are not naturally the first place that maritime researchers turn to; however, one that deserves investigating is The Nautical Magazine.

26 January 2017

Systematically working on the Museum’s collection of ship portraits is a great way to see how the same naval actions have been depicted by different artists, at different times and in different ways.

24 January 2017

Emma planned a paradise home for Nelson at Merton, but the dream was sadly short-lived. Stephen Benton, walking tour guide, tells us more and uncovers Merton's fascinating hidden history.

24 January 2017

Aliens visiting Earth is a recurring theme throughout our sci-fi planetarium screenings, often with dire consequences for our planet. Can the science of astrobiology shed any light on what their true motives would be? Lewis Dartnell reveals more. 

19 January 2017

There are many unique and memorable things about clipper ship Cutty Sark. Her name is just one. 

19 January 2017

There are many accounts of sea voyages and cruises amongst the collection of the Caird Library and Archive, but for this post I have chosen to highlight JOD/53; an account by John Hamilton of a voyage from Cardiff to Suez on board the ship Australian in 1896.