Browse all the latest press releases from the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Queen's House below.
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.
The earliest surviving timepiece created by clockmaker John Harrison will go on display alongside 'the most important watch ever made’ in a new temporary exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The timepieces are part of the John Harrison exhibition at the Observatory from 12 June to 14 October 2001.
To mark the 90th anniversary of the Midwinter Dinner, the National Maritime Museum has invited relatives of Scott and the men who died with him to a special 'Christmas Dinner’ to be held on Midsummer Day in the Museum’s current exhibition South: the race to the Pole.
A brand-new display about the world's oldest sporting trophy opens on 6 August 2001 at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich. America's Cup 2001 marks the 150th anniversary of the America's Cup yacht race and celebrates an important aspect in yachting history. Over the past 150 years, the America's Cup has become yachting's most prestigious event.
A seven-metre yellow submersible is the latest exhibit at the National Maritime Museum. Joining the Future of the Sea gallery on the striking Upper Deck, Autosub is one of a number of exhibits that focus on the many pressures as well as opportunities facing the oceans today and in future years.
This August, the Royal Observatory Greenwich is launching a new documentary film, telling the dramatic story of John Harrison's search for an answer to the Longitude problem.
South: the race to the Pole, the world's first exhibition on three heroes of Polar exploration, Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton, is one of the most successful exhibitions in the history of the National Maritime Museum. As a result of its popularity with visitors, the run of the exhibition has been extended to 31 January 2002. 700,000 visits have been made to the Greenwich site since the exhibition opened in September last year.
From 9 May 2002, the Queen's House at the National Maritime Museum will be showing two new installations as part of the Museum's contemporary art initiative - New Visions of the Sea. The works by Tim Brennan and Beth Derbyshire are on the theme of maritime communication.
In April 2000 the National Maritime Museum launched the world's first electronic journal for maritime research.
The National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich and current exhibition The Story of Time have all won awards in the Museums and Galleries category of the brand new Which? Guide To Tourist Attractions, putting them among the very best museums and exhibitions in the country.