Royal Museums Greenwich prides itself on creating innovative and intriguing books on our core subject areas, exploring stories about the sea, ships, time and the stars.

From gripping tales of adventure on the high seas to the most profound mysteries of the universe, little-known histories to exquisite art, our publishing programme will inspire and delight, whatever your interest. 

All profits from publishing are returned to the Museum to help fund research, exhibitions and acquisitions. All our books are sold in our museum shops, online and in all good bookshops.


Want to work with us?

From books for general readers, academics, students and families, there are numerous opportunities for publishing partnerships.

Our publishing department works in a variety of ways:

Licensed books

We work collaboratively with publishers, using our content and the expertise of our world-leading curators, astronomers and specialists. Our publishing partners benefit from:

  • Creative and expert support, identifying engaging and authentic stories for new books, along with access to our extensive archive and Picture Library.
  • Promotional and social media support.
  • Opportunity for endorsement using our world-renowned museum branding.

Royal Museums Greenwich imprints 

We publish around 15 books per year under our own imprints, which are distributed by Unicorn Publishing Group. 

Curatorial consultancy 

We also offer curatorial consultancy for projects which require specialist expertise. Please contact us for a list of curatorial specialisms.

Guidelines for authors

We welcome submissions from potential new authors in subject areas relevant to our publishing programme. Please send submissions to

Please include within your submission:

  • a 500-word synopsis of your project
  • your relevant experience/qualifications
  • the target readership.
Contact us

Whether you’re a publisher interested in licensing our brand for your book, need curatorial consultancy on a writing project, or an author or illustrator with a great book idea, we’d love to hear from you.

Address: Publishing Department, Royal Museums Greenwich, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF

Phone: +44 (0)20 8312 6645