Browse all the latest press releases from the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Queen's House below.
The National Maritime Museum picked up two major awards at the London Tourism Awards 2000. The Museum was awarded top prize in the Tourism for All and Sustainable Tourism categories at the ceremony organised by the London Tourist Board. London Mayor, Ken Livingstone and Alice Beer of BBC London Live presented the awards to the Museum's Commercial Director, Brian Oldman.
The National Maritime Museum has launched Time and Tide, its official online shop, enabling Internet users all over the world to purchase items direct from the Museum and Royal Observatory Greenwich shops.
The Museum is currently in negotiation with Mr. Neil Silverman over the future of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Royal Standard and Captain Scott's sledging flag. Mr. Silverman has now decided to retain ownership of the flags and to keep them in this country for the foreseeable future and will not sell them to the Museum.
Sir David Hardy, Chairman of the National Maritime Museum Trustees, is pleased to announce the appointment of Roy Clare as Director in succession to Richard Ormond. He took up his post in September 2000.
A unique clock, engraved with a Shakespearean quotation, will join the displays in the Time Gallery at the Royal Observatory Greenwich from 8 November to 6 December 2000
On 23 October 2000, HRH The Duke of York addressed the first conference of the United Kingdom Maritime Collections Initiative (UKMCI).
This Christmas, London will receive an extra Christmas tree from Norway. For the first time in the 54-year history of the traditional gift from Norway to Britain, a second Norwegian spruce will accompany the tree bound for Trafalgar Square, with a destination of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The tree is a gift from the Fram Museum of Oslo.
The National Maritime Museum has won a Silver Award at the England for Excellence Awards 2000 - a showcase for the very best of tourism in England. In awarding the prize, the judges named the Museum as 'an example of excellent visitor interpretation on sustainability issues.
Chocolate taken to Antarctica by Captain Scott's Expedition and brought back by Shackleton's goes on display in South: the Race to the Pole Exhibition
A brand-new exhibition opens on 21 February 2001 at the National Maritime Museum, in association with the National Trust.