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LGBT History Month 2017

February is LGBT History Month - a time when across the country we celebrate and reflect on LGBTQ+ lives throughout history. Importantly 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality.  To mark this Royal Museums Greenwich will be running a season of events, activities, workshops and talks throughout February. Join us for an evening of speakers talking about gender in the armed forces, a family festival, arts and crafts workshops and much more!


Exhibitions and events at the Queen's House

Explore great art, groundbreaking architecture and royal history in the magnificent surroundings of the 17th-century Queen's House. Enjoy events inspired by our beautiful 'house of delight', as Inigo Jones's architectural masterpiece opens its doors again.


Astronomy courses at the Royal Observatory

We offer a range of astronomy courses tailored to the needs of individuals with differing levels of knowledge, from short introductory courses to one year courses for those keen to pursue their studies in more detail to two year courses for budding astrophysicists. Our students get to study in a unique environment supported by a range of equally unique resources, including expert tutors, a state of the art digital planetarium and the country’s largest lensed telescope.  


Christmas & New Year at Royal Museums Greenwich

Looking for great Christmas gifts or fun things to do over the holidays? The Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum and Queen's House are open every day except 24-26 December, and we have a host of exciting events and present ideas. 


Talks and courses

Join us to explore the universe, astronomy, great art and history. From our annual astronomy courses to our regular maritime history lecture series, get the latest knowledge from experts in the field. 


Family day out

Looking for fantastic things to do with children? There are lots of fun events and activities to choose from at Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the National Maritime Museum.


Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images shot by astrophotographers worldwide. See this year's awesome winning photographs in our free exhibition at the Royal Observatory. 


Evenings and Lates

Join us for our spectacular programme of evening entertainment, featuring cutting-edge musicians and comedy at Cutty Sark, sci-fi film screenings and stargazing at the Royal Observatory, and Lates at the National Maritime Museum.


Tall Ships Regatta- April 2017

Following the success of the Tall Ships Regatta 2014, the Royal Borough of Greenwich welcomes back a fleet of Tall Ships to the River Thames this Easter. Combine your visit to these beautiful ships with a visit to London's very own Tall Ship Cutty Sark, situated in the heart of Maritime Greenwich. 


Death in the Ice: The Shocking Story of Franklin’s Final Expedition

In a world first, a major new exhibition Death in the Ice: The Shocking story of Franklin’s final expedition comes to the UK for the first time in July 2017. The exhibition explores the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition – a mystery that still remains unsolved today. Europeans last saw Sir John Franklin and his 128-man crew in Baffin Bay in July 1845, as HMS Erebus and Terror sailed to find the North-West Passage. This was the biggest expedition that Britain had ever sent to the Arctic region. Two years later, nothing more had been heard from the men and the Admiralty launched a series of expeditions in an attempt to find them.  Over the course of the next 30 years, news filtered back to Britain of the deaths of the entire crew through a combination of scurvy and starvation, and speculation of cannibalism and potential madness. And all the while Erebus, Terror, Franklin and most of his crew were still nowhere to be found.