Read our blog to get the lowdown from our experts and go behind the scenes at Royal Museums Greenwich.
This month, look out for the two supermoons. (Details given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK).
Elizabeth I gave Shakespeare’s players a logistical nightmare when she double booked them during the busy festive season. But what really happened?
The rare book collection at the Caird Library holds numerous delights. One of our readers requested this book and it particularly caught my eye as it is written by an officer who began service in the Royal Navy as a young lad in the 1800s.
Contrary to popular belief, the Titanic disaster of 1912 was not Britain’s greatest loss of life at sea. The Lancastria disaster of 1940 is the most catastrophic loss recorded, see our following story of the event.
A Stuart Christmas would last for several months! They filled their time with lots of fun and games, how many do you recognise?
Although Cutty Sark’s home port of registry was London throughout her career under the Red Ensign, it was in Dumbarton, Scotland that the ship was built by a young Scottish company called Scott & Linton. Once rigged in Greenock, the ship was never to return to her country of origin, but her Scottish owner John Willis chose a name inextricably linked with Scotland’s literary heritage.
This month, have a look for the Geminids meteor shower and catch the last supermoon of 2017
380 prints, 186 books, 9 weeks and one question: how did the De Bry prints end up at the National Maritime Museum? Silvia Massa tackled this question during her research internship.
Did you know that Cutty Sark was a Portuguese ship for longer than it was a British cargo ship? Here are our top ten facts about this record-breaking clipper.
Over 450 years ago, Elizabeth I became queen of England. She reigned over a ‘Golden Age’, withstood moral criticism and became adept at image management and power dressing. Women in power today relate to her experiences. But can we claim a 16th century monarch as a feminist?