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Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition

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. 

Explore our museum collections

The collections at Royal Museums Greenwich hold over 2.5 million items, including astronomical and navigational instruments, ship models and plans, coins, medals and flags, uniforms and weapons, plus historical art, film and photography.

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If you would like to delve deeper into what's in our collections, find out how we look after them and learn about what our museum experts do behind the scenes, you'll find lots of fascinating and useful information in this section.

Launch yourself into Astrophotography season

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images shot by astrophotographers worldwide. Meet the experts at our season of space photography events and learn how you can take award winning photos of planets and stars using a mobile phone!

Researchers

The Caird Library and Archive at the National Maritime Museum is an extremely rich resource for researchers to help with your study. Find out how to access our collections and get expert help.

Behind the scenes

Ever wondered how a priceless painting is restored or how a major exhibition comes together? In this section you can go behind the scenes and get an insight into how we manage and conserve our collections and read blogs by some of the experts at the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Caird Library and the Queen's House.

See art by Great Masters alongside modern masterpieces

Royal Museums Greenwich holds one of the most significant art collections in the country and it is crucial to telling the Museum’s stories. From works by Great Masters such as Gainsborough, Turner, Hogarth, Holbein and the van de Veldes to stunning contemporary pieces such as Yinka Shonibare's Ship in a Bottle.

Planetarium & Astronomy Centre

Visit the Planetarium and Astronomy Centre at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and take an awe inspiring journey into space.

Royal Museums Greenwich

A top-10 UK visitor attraction, Royal Museums Greenwich is home to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the iconic historic sailing ship Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House art gallery. All our attractions are located within easy walking distance of each other within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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