Museum blog


Visitor notice: We are pleased to announce that Royal Museums Greenwich is reopening. To find out more about which sites will be open and how to plan your visit, click here.

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

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10 August 2020

In this blog we look at a personal journal written by the Reverend William Henry Vyvyan, which details a two-week voyage off the French coast in July 1780 on board His Majesty’s ship Nonsuch (RMG reference: JOD/23).

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3 August 2020

Over Christmas 2019, the Caird Library closed its doors to the public for its annual Collections Work Week, which allows staff time away from their public roles to work behind the scenes with the collections. This year, the Manuscripts team focussed on opening up the catalogue of one of our largest business collections: the Shipbuilders and Repairers National Association (SRNA).

Night sky highlights - August 2020

29 July 2020

Discover what to see in the night sky in August 2020 including the Perseids meteor shower.

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21 July 2020

How did Elizabeth I use gendered symbolism in the Armada Portrait? Dr Kit Heyam explores. 

De brandt van London, op den 12. 13. 14. 15 en 16 September Anno 1666 (PAD1407)

20 July 2020

The Great Fire of London in 1666 was a disaster, but it was not the only one facing the English Government at the time. 


16 July 2020

Queen Elizabeth I's relationships with the women in her court can tell us a lot more about her personality. Jane Simpkiss explores.

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13 July 2020

Cutty Sark has been closed for months - but that doesn't mean the ship has been deserted.

Juno - NASA's mission to Jupiter

25 June 2020

Juno is a space probe developed by NASA which is currently orbiting around Jupiter. Now 4 years into its mission, what has the Juno probe revealed about the largest planet in our solar system?

Night sky highlights - July 2020

24 June 2020

Discover what to see in the night sky in July 2020, including the planets Jupiter and Saturn.


17 June 2020

At the end of the Second World War Britain was busy rebuilding a nation that was shattered by the war. The British government recruited workers from the Caribbean to cope with the shortage of labour in some British industries.