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
This October there are lots of fun half-term events and activities for kids at the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Monday 27 October - Friday 31 October
Come to the Royal Observatory for an evening of astronomy including a chance to look through our gigantic 18-tonne Victorian telescope.
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.
A memorial service with The Royal Hospital School and artist Rozanne Hawksley, passing to the site of the original war memorial for pupils and teachers of the school.
This course is an excellent introduction to practical astronomy for those interested in taking up astronomy as a hobby.
4 November–9 December 2014
This course explores space travel from earliest ideas up to to theoretical speculation on how interstellar travel and time travel could be developed.
14 April–19 May 2015 (Tues)