Project blogs

Follow special projects and activities in the Royal Museums Greenwich blogs and go behind the scenes with our museum experts to unlock the secrets of time, maritime history, art and culture, science and astronomy and the Library and Archive.

Space and time blogs

Unlock the secrets of space and time with our expert astronomers at the Royal Observatory in this blog

Caird Library and Archive blogs

The Caird Library & Archive at the National Maritime Museum is the most extensive maritime reference resource in the world. The collection includes over 100,000 books, 20,000 pamphlets, 20,000 bound periodicals including 200 current titles and 8000 rare books. The collections are available to anyone interested in maritime history and can be accessed for free online or in person. In this blog our expert archivists unearth some of the treasures in the collection.

Collections blogs

Keep up to date with a behind the scenes look at one of the world’s greatest collections of maritime objects. Our collection contains about 2.5 million items featuring the most important holdings in the world on the history of Britain at sea, including maritime art (both British and 17th-century Dutch), cartography, manuscripts including official public records, ship models and plans plus scientific and navigational instruments. Go behind the scenes with our museum experts and find out about the treasures in our archives.

Traveller's Tails blog

Travellers’ Tails is a collaboration between Royal Museums Greenwich and four partner museums to investigate the history of exploration, art and science inspired by the National Maritime Museum’s recent acquisitions: ‘Kangaroo’ and ‘Dingo’ by George Stubbs.The project aims to bring together artists, scientists, explorers and museum professionals to investigate the nature of exploration in the Enlightenment era, how the multitude of histories can be explored and experienced in a gallery, heritage and museum setting, and to question what exploration means today. The blog asks questions about exploration, art and science and consider what exploration meant in the Enlightenment era and what it means today as well has how to tell this story in museum and heritage settings. Explore ideas, research and experiences shared by Royal Museums Greenwich, our project partners and guest bloggers.

Board of Longitude blogs

The National Maritime Museum and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge worked on a five-year research project about the British Board of Longitude, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The Board of Longitude was set up by the British government to encourage the submission of ideas, instruments and data that would help solve the navigational problem of finding longitude at sea.  The project studied the whole range of activity of the Board and to examine its role as a mediator between government, Navy, commerce, scientific expertise and artisans.