Browse over 100 amazing attractions at Royal Museums Greenwich, including Nelson's Trafalgar coat, John Harrison's famous timepieces and Turner's largest painting.
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Artist William Hodges made studies of the Pacific islands while on board ship with Captain Cook. Back in London, he turned these sketches into larger canvases for exhibition at the Royal Academy. Trained in the traditions of Western painting, Hodges created a European vision of the Pacific as an earthly paradise that continues in art and the imagination today.
This famous image by Wright of Derby encapsulates how astronomy - studying the stars - became a social activity in the 18th century.
In 1807, after years of fighting, the abolitionist movement succeeded in outlawing the international slave trade.
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Get up close to this beautiful example of Fijian craftsmanship: a double-hulled sailing canoe.
Awarded to Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth in 1804 by the Assembly of Jamaica.
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Bring the little ones to AHOY! - our brilliant children’s gallery for 0-7s, open daily.
The Prime Meridian was defined at the Royal Observatory Greenwich by the legendary Airy Transit Circle telescope.
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The All Hands children's gallery for 6-12s at National Maritime Museum is free and open daily.
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See the perfectly formed Altazimuth Pavilion for free at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
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Imagine if you created a whole new type of clock, how would it work? Find Flamsteed's brilliant (but doomed) attempt to make a perfect astronomers' clock.