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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.
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.
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
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).
Hello, I’m John Wilson and I give BSL talks aboard Cutty Sark.
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.
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.
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.
Come and take a look at our new display of archive and library material outside the Caird Library, examining the role of P&O’s art and design in the cultures of the British Empire and Commonwealth.
In these podcasts Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer Radmila asks our visiting astrophysicists and space scientists about their career background, why they became an astrophysicist, why we should care about science and which unsolved mystery keeps them up at night.