Meet time-travelling Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne or his human computer Mary Edwards, next to the steampunk time machine in the Meridian Courtyard; find out about their life and work at Greenwich in the 18th century.
Location:Royal Observatory Greenwich
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Now open: steampunk exhibition at the Royal Observatory
Steampunk artists have taken over the Royal Observatory! Let madcap inventors, stargazing scientists and extremely elegant explorers take you on an adventure into a world where scientific convention and the laws of nature have been re-written. Their fabulous narrative lavishly reinterprets the science and drama of the 18th-century quest to find longitude at sea, inspired by the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act. #LongitudePunkd
Explore amazing inventions
Explore this exclusive exhibition of eccentric inventions specially created by steampunk luminaries including award-winning novelist Robert Rankin – exuberantly blurring the boundaries between art and science, fact and fiction. Don't miss this chance to see something completely unique, never tried before and in the last place you would expect to see it.
Meet time-travelling Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne, observe Martian goings-on through our Victorian telescope, or come to a themed Steampunk film screening in our Punk'd events season.
Longitude Punk'd is part of Royal Museums Greenwich's Longitude Season, celebrating the tercentenary of the Longitude Act with exhibitions, special events and planetarium shows.
Take home a Punk'd memento
Treat yourself to essential steampunk accessories featuring Jema 'Emilly Ladybird' Hewitt’s beautiful designs.
Now open: Ships, Clocks & Stars
Landmark exhibition Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude is now open at the National Maritime Museum, exploring the world-changing story of longitude.
Longitude Punk'd in the news
Steampunk takes over the Royal Observatory (The Guardian)
Longitude Punk’d is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.