The horrors of the Western Front have long dominated our understanding of those years, and yet the war at sea was fought on an epic scale and with terrible human loss.
2 August 2014–November 2018
Lost, no way home? Follow the quest to solve the world’s biggest challenge and the battle for the huge rewards of up to £20,000. Explore the rivalries and ingenious inventions of some of the greatest minds of the 17th and 18th centuries including Galileo, Isaac Newton, Captain Cook and John...
11 July 2014–4 January 2015
An exhibition of exceptional paintings, prints and drawings by specially commissioned artists on Captain Cook’s 18th-century voyages of discovery. These works influenced forever how the European public saw the Pacific.
Open until July 2015, featuring the Stubbs paintings until 25 January 2015
Steampunk artists have taken over the Royal Observatory! Calling Sci-Fi enthusiasts, let madcap inventors and stargazing scientists take you on an adventure into a world where scientific convention and the laws of nature have been re-written.
Open until 4 January 2015
Wheelchair users are invited to a priority viewing of Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude at the heart of maritime Greenwich.
Join the exhibition curators of Rozanne Hawksley: War and Memory for a guided tour of the display.
10 September, 15 October, 12 November
Fascinating guided tours of the War Artists at Sea display with curator Melanie Vandenbrouck.
3 September, 1 October, 19 November
Come to the Royal Observatory for an evening of astronomy including a chance to look through our gigantic 18-tonne Victorian telescope.
This session will explore life in Nelson’s navy, as well as the impact of the Battle of Trafalgar on the sailors who took part.
Using the career of master mariner Walter Palmer as our guide, learn how the Caird Library and Archive can assist in your family history research.