Press releases

Browse all the latest press releases from the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Queen's House below.

Publish date: 22 July 2016

On 3 November the National Maritime Museum (NMM) opens a major exhibition focussing on the remarkable and ultimately tragic life of Emma Hamilton, who at the height of her fame, was one of the most famous international celebrities of her time.

Publish date: 22 July 2016

Batten down the hatches and prepare for a storm, as theatrical sketching company Art Macabre commandeers Cutty Sark for an evening of sea shanties, shipwrecked mermaid models and sailor sketching on Saturday 13 August.

Publish date: 14 July 2016

Watch cult films at London's only planetarium in our Silver Screen Sci-Fi season. This month’s screening is 1979 film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture. You can also join the Daytime Sky Watch session and look at Venus through the iconic Great Equatorial Telescope; see the winning images from this year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 exhibition; and learn more about astronomy with our adult courses.

Publish date: 14 July 2016

Delve into the Museum archives at the Caird Library and Archive Open Day; celebrate the Totally Thames Festival at the Maritime Lecture Series, or learn about the history of the Thames and dance the night away at the Treasures of the Thames late.

Publish date: 14 July 2016

Highlights this month include learning about Cutty Sark’s long relationship with the Thames as part of the Totally Thames Festival; and singing some sea shanties on board at The Landlubbers’ Maritime Folk Festival.

Publish date: 15 June 2016

Highlights include chances to watch cult films at London's only planetarium in our Silver Screen Sci-Fi season: this month’s screening is Galaxy Quest (1999); join the Daytime Sky Watch session to look at Venus through the iconic Great Equatorial Telescope; and last visits to Above and Beyond at the National Maritime Museum, and Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Publish date: 15 June 2016

Highlights include a last chance to see Above and Beyond; a fearsome Pirate Takeover at the National Maritime Museum and on board Cutty Sark; and a classic film at the Nomad Open Air Cinema at the Queen’s House.

Publish date: 14 June 2016

Highlights this month include the last of superb comedians from our Pre-Edinburgh Comedy Festival, and an evening of theatrical life drawing fun on board with Art Macabre.

Publish date: 2 June 2016

All hands on deck for an evening of immersive activities to discover life on board, as the National Maritime Museum marks the opening of Re•Think Navy and Jutland 1916: WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle on Thursday 16 June.

Publish date: 1 June 2016

Ahead of British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake’s return to Earth later this month, the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the UK Space Agency quizzed him on which of his breath-taking images taken from the International Space Station (ISS) he would enter into the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition.

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