Browse all the latest press releases from the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Queen's House below.
Records covering over 100 years of admissions to the Dreadnought Seamen’s Hospital have become accessible online today, following the completion of an ‘e-volunteer’ project, involving over 100 volunteers from all around the world, run in partnership with the National Maritime Museum and Ancestry. The admission registers, covering the period 1826-1930, have been transcribed to create 220,000 new digital records featuring information on seafarers from across the world, including a large number of Indian and Asian seamen, as well as patients from other walks of life. Conditions recorded vary from injuries sustained in combat, to disease outbreaks such as beri-beri, scurvy and cholera.
From 14 July, the National Maritime Museum (NMM) will host a major exhibition, developed by the Canadian Museum of History (CMH) in partnership with the NMM and Parks Canada, and in collaboration with the Government of Nunavut and the Inuit Heritage Trust, exploring the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition – a mystery that still remains unsolved today.
Maritime Greenwich is marking 20 years since it was awarded World Heritage Site status with a stunning lighting event, illuminating the sites that represent over 500 years of Greenwich’s cultural heritage.
Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) is pleased to announce a generous gift that will create a new Tudor and Stuart gallery and learning space at the National Maritime Museum (NMM). The new galleries will tell the story of Britain’s rise as a great maritime power and Greenwich’s place at the heart of this story. The gift has been generously donated by Mark Pigott KBE, industrialist and philanthropist.
Royal Museums Greenwich has teamed up with Lewisham Shopping Centre to open Travellers' Tails, a new interactive pop-up museum, offering visitors a hands-on opportunity to explore the collection of their local museum.
This March join the National Maritime Museum as it celebrates the start of Women’s History Month with the opening of Haenyeo: Women of the Sea, an exhibition exploring the fascinating lives of the female divers of Jeju in South Korea.
From 14 July, the National Maritime Museum (NMM) will host a major exhibition, developed by the Canadian Museum of History (CMH) in partnership with the Museum, exploring the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition – a mystery that still remains unsolved today.
Anyone named Emma can gain free entry to Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity on the weekend of 14 January.
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.