Read our blog to get the lowdown from our experts and go behind the scenes at Royal Museums Greenwich.
Night sky highlights - November 2020
Discover what to see in the night sky in November 2020 including two meteor showers and the conjunction of Saturn and the Moon.
Night sky highlights - October 2020
A record of 104 library boxes supplied to steamships at Tilbury during 1891-92..jpg
In this blog we take a look at a handwritten diary by the clergy of the St Andrew’s Waterside Church Mission between 1887-1905. While seamen have faced many dangers and uncertainties at sea, mission societies such as St Andrew’s have supported and cared for their welfare through religious services and the provision of books - both at sea and on land.
The front cover of the 1894 edition of Cookery for Seamen
In this blog we highlight a little cookery book which provides a glimpse into the types of meals eaten at sea in the last years of Queen Victoria’s reign and which also reflects the change in status of ships’ cooks.
While Mars may be the planet that springs to mind when there are discussions of possible alien life in our Solar System, a publication on the discovery of a rare gas (phosphine) in Venus’ atmosphere may mean that there is more than one planet that possesses the potential for life.
Avant Gardening 2020 no 2.jpg
Our team at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre were so influenced by this years Heritage Open Days theme of ‘Hidden Nature’ that they used it as inspiration for the creation of a new community garden.
The Dreadnought, 104 Guns, until recently lying off Greenwich
In this blog we take a look at the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded collaborative research project titled HMS NHS: The Nautical Health Service and the importance of digital and online volunteer projects to make Archive and Library records more widely accessible to the public.
The Caird Collection of Maritime Antiquities, 1933-37 (5 vol.) at the Caird Library.jpg
In this blog we look at what distinguishes archives from museums and libraries – and it’s not just about what they collect.