Museum blog

Half marathon notice

Visitor notice: On Sunday 4 March Cutty Sark and the museum car park will be closed for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. All other museums will be open as normal and DLR and rail links will be running. Find out about road closures

Read our blog to get the lowdown from our experts and go behind the scenes at Royal Museums Greenwich.

27 February 2015
This week's blog comes from Louise Devoy, Curator of the Royal Observatory
20 February 2015
Last month we said a tearful goodbye to Ships, Clocks & Stars, which has been a large part of our lives for the past six months. The good news is that the closing of the...
8 February 2015
Today's guest post comes from Dr Rebekah Higgitt:  We’ve heard plenty about Nevil Maskelyne on this blog, which is unsurprising given that he was such a significant part of...
30 January 2015
This appeared as a guest post by Katy for the OxfordWords blog run by Oxford Dictionaries ...
16 January 2015

In July 2014 the NMM hosted on one-day conference, entitled Decoding Harrison, which presented the story of around forty years of collaborative research into John Harrison’s complex and surprising pendulum clock theory.

8 January 2015
Since April last year, a mob of madcap inventors, stargazing scientists and elegant explorers took over the Royal Observatory, taking visitors on an adventure into a world...
23 December 2014
If you've visited Ships, Clocks & Stars (open until 4 January 2015), you probably noticed the rather fine portrait of the young Edmond Halley (1656-1742).
22 December 2014
As we hurtle towards Christmas and the final weeks of Ships, Clocks & Stars, the people who know the exhibition best share their favourite objects: Marine timekeeper,...
19 December 2014
Bligh and the Bounty In 1787, Lieutenant William Bligh, Cook’s sailing master on his third voyage, took command of the Bounty for a Pacific expedition. Its aim was to...
12 December 2014

This week's guest post comes from Tom Gurling, part of our Visitor Experience team.