Browse all the latest press releases from the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Queen's House below.
Chinese photographer Yu Jun has beaten thousands of amateur and professional photographers from around the globe to win the title of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016. As well as securing the £10,000 top prize, his image takes pride of place in the exhibition of winning photographs opening at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on 17 September 2016.
Watch cult films at London's only planetarium in our Silver Screen Sci-Fi season. This month’s screening is the 1956 film, Forbidden Planet, and enjoy An Evening with the Stars in our special after dark experience.
Highlights include the opening of Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity on 3 November, with a season of Emma-themed events, including a night of indulgence at our Late: Seduction and Celebrity; and a chance to learn about the history of the recently re-opened Queen’s House in the Maritime Lecture Series and a special Study Day.
Witness one of the most moving operas of all time underneath the ship as OperaUpClose present La Bohème, and come along to Kids in Museums Takeover Day as school children host events for toddlers.
Royal Museums Greenwich is going Totally Thames. Join us and the Totally Thames Festival in celebrating London's most eminent character with an unmissable month of lates, lectures, performances and more.
On 23 August 1791, the first successful slave uprising in the western hemisphere took place in Haiti. This event led to the island's independence and was a major step towards the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Now designated by UNESCO as International Slavery Remembrance Day, the National Maritime Museum has marked 23 August for over 15 years, highlighting transatlantic slavery as a maritime history with a series of free family–friendly events.
Today (Friday 12 August), Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) has received a confirmed grant of £4,677,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards a £12.6M project.
Celebrate Halloween on board with our Ghost Ship event, enjoying candlelit tours of the ship and a screening of the 1931 classic Dracula. You can also feast like a sailor at A Taste of the Sea, sampling ships’ biscuits and salt tram horse.
Watch cult films at London's only planetarium in our Silver Screen Sci-Fi season. This month’s special Halloween screening is Ridley Scott’s 1979 film, Alien. You can also learn about the elusive Gravitation Waves which were only discovered in February this year.
Celebrate the re-opening of the newly restored Queen’s House for its 400th anniversary; learn about the events of Trafalgar Day through ‘live’ updates and talks by curators; and solve the Mystery at the Museum at this adult-only late for Museums at Night.