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. 

Study the stars with our expert-led Astronomy courses

Study the stars with our expert-led Astronomy courses

Discover our past in new ways with our curator-led Maritime History Lectures

Discover our past in new ways with our curator-led Maritime History Lectures

Explore great art and royal history in the 17th-century Queen's House

Explore great art and royal history in the 17th-century Queen's House

Essential information

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Location: 
Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Queen's House
Talks & courses

Feed your mind with our great educational events

Talks & Courses
Experts discuss art, patronage and the Tudor and Stuart queens of Greenwich in the reopened Queen’s House.
Times:
Thursdays, 2 Feb–2 March | 11am-12.30pm
Location:
Queen's House
Talks & Courses
Study the Sun-Earth-Moon system, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the wider Universe.
Times:
13 September 2016–9 May 2017 | Tues: 6.30–9pm | Sat: 10am–12.30 pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Talks & Courses, Conferences & study days
New research in maritime history presented at the Institute of Historical Research, London.
Times:
11, 25 Oct, 8 Nov, 6 Dec 2016; 17 Jan, 28 Feb, 14 March, 28 April, 9, 23 May, 6 June 2017 | 5.15 pm
Location:
Talks & Courses
Did any form of life, however simple, ever exist on Mars?
Times:
28 February | 5.15–6.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Talks & Courses
Offering an excellent basic introduction to astronomy, this course examines historical, scientific and practical perspectives.
Times:
Tuesday evenings – see dates below | 7–9pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Talks & Courses
Study astronomy topics at foundation degree level, without the costs.
Times:
Tuesdays, 13 September 2016–23 May 2017 | 7–9pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Season, Talks & Courses
Hear our curators' and conservators' personal highlights of the newly refurbished Queen’s House.
Times:
Wednesdays, 25 Jan–29 March | 1–1.30 pm
Location:
Queen's House
Season, Talks & Courses
Take a closer look at the spectacular life of Emma Hamilton with historians and curators.
Times:
Thurs: 2–23 March | 11.00am–12.30pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Evenings & Lates, Talks & Courses
Comedian and astronomy enthusiast Jon Culshaw delivers a tour of the night sky in his own unique style.
Times:
9 March | 7–8pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Talks & Courses
Explore topics at the cutting edge of modern astronomical research and the limits of human knowledge.
Times:
Tuesdays, 18 April–23 May 2017 | 7–9pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Conferences & study days
Royal Museums Greenwich and the Society for Court Studies are pleased to announce a major international conference to mark the 400th...
Times:
20-22 April 2017
Location:
National Maritime Museum