Over the years, Royal Museums Greenwich’s initiatives with partner organisations have resulted in a rich legacy of research, knowledge and experience.

Past learning partnership projects

Making Waves

In the run-up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Greenwich school children took part in a unique collaboration harnessing the Borough’s world-class expertise in heritage, dance, music and film and exploring the rich histories and legacies of Maritime Greenwich. 

Read more about Making Waves

World Heritage Site Film Project

In summer 2013 pupils from Eltham C of E Primary school and St Thomas More and Crown Woods secondary schools made a short film about the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s house. They worked with Museum staff and a tutor and film students from Ravensbourne College to research, storyboard, record and edit their film.

Read more about the World Heritage Site Film Project

Understanding Slavery

Understanding Slavery was a major educational project run by the National Maritime Museum. In collaboration with several other museums across the country, we created a website to provide teachers with a toolkit for teaching pupils about the history and legacies of the slave trade.

Visit the Understanding Slavery website

Past research partnership projects


The National Maritime Museum worked with museums in Bristol, Southampton, Hartlepool and Liverpool to create PortCities – a web portal telling the stories of the Britain’s key ports.

Visit the PortCities London website


The National Maritime Museum collaborated with several other museums internationally to create CLIWOC – the Climatological Database for the World’s Oceans. By digitising and collating data from historic naval documents, the partners helped to deepen our understanding of climate change.

Planet Ocean 

Planet Ocean was a National Maritime Museum initiative that focused on the past, present and future of the marine environment. It promoted public awareness of the importance of protecting our oceans and sustainability in general.