Browse all the latest press releases from the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Queen's House below.
The Museum is delighted to announce that, following the launch of its Maritime Legends fundraising appeal, it has acquired several significant objects at the Christie’s Exploration and Travel Sale. The items will be on display in the Museum's Trade and Empire gallery and available to view by all visitors free of charge.
Several key items linked directly to Captain William Bligh, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson and Sir Ernest Shackleton will be placed on auction during the coming months. The Museum is appealing to the public to help to secure important relics relating to these legendary maritime figures.
Following consultation among its staff representatives, senior managers, directors and trustees, the National Maritime Museum has abolished a retirement age for staff.
Initial plans are being finalised for a new National Maritime Model Collections Centre to be opened on the site of the Historic Dockyard, Chatham in 2006.
The Museum is publishing a new book, Captain Cook in the Pacific, in October 2002 to accompany the Museum’s new major exhibition, Oceans of Discovery.
A small oil sketch of the head of Emma, Lady Hamilton by George Romney (1734 –1802) as Miranda in Shakespeare’s The Tempest has just gone on display in the 'Nelson’ gallery at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
Next year's Beagle 2 mission to Mars is the inspiration for The Beagle Voyages - from Earth to Mars, an exhibition linking the space mission back to Charles Darwin's voyage on HMS Beagle in the early 19th century.
The only known hand-drawn sketch by Nelson illustrating the detailed tactics he was to use at the Battle of Trafalgar has been revealed at the National Maritime Museum and went on public display on Sunday 26 May.
Following a period of consultation with organisations and individuals throughout the UJ, the NAtional Histpric Ships Commitee has made several revisions to the lists of Core Collection and Designated Vessels of the Historic Vessels of the United Kingdom
23 May 2001 -- Following today's meeting of its Board of Trustees, the National Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that it will introduce free admission to all adult visitors from 1 December 2001.