Death in the Ice: The Shocking Story Of Franklin’s Final Expedition explores the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition – a mystery that remains unsolved today.
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Come to the National Maritime Museum on your day out in Greenwich and explore life on the sea. Encounter dramatic stories through our collections, from the Battle of Trafalgar and First World War sea battles to Turner’s sea-inspired artwork and feats of engineering and discovery.
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.
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.
Looking for Christmas gifts or things to do over the holidays? The Royal Observatory Greenwich, National Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark are open every day except 24-26 December, and we have a host of exciting events and present ideas.
The historic Royal Observatory is the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Enter the Meridian Courtyard to get your essential photo standing on the Meridian Line and explore some of the oldest parts of the site including the Astronomer Royal's house.
Explore time and space at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and stand on the Meridian line at the home of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Discover the site’s rich history, from its royal heritage to its awe-inspiring Peter Harrison Planetarium, all set within Greenwich’s beautiful park.
Letter written by Eleanor Locker, at Birkenhead, to John Wilson Croker, Secretary of the Admiralty 1809-30, from Birkenhead.
A long and touching letter to Croker explaining the circumstances of the resignation of the writer’s husband, Edward Hawke Locker (1777-1849), as senior...
Wondering how to get the most out of your visit? Try our selection of top treasure trails. From Weird and Wonderful to Big Day Out, these curated ideas for things to see and do will help you discover some of the iconic attractions and hidden treasures at the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and the Queen's House. There's something for everyone!