Museum blog

Half marathon notice

Visitor notice: On Sunday 4 March Cutty Sark and the museum car park will be closed for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. All other museums will be open as normal and DLR and rail links will be running. Find out about road closures

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

4 March 2016

During Samuel Pepys's life women were first allowed to take to the stage as professional actresses. In Women's History Month we speak to playwright Jessica Swale about the actress Nell Gwynn, who is the subject of her Olivier nominated play.

27 February 2016

Siobhán Nicholas explores Hooke's role in rebuilding London after the Great Fire. She researched his life when writing the solo play Hanging Hooke, opening 1 March at the St James Theatre. 

25 February 2016

The St Michael is one of the most impressive ship models in our collection. However until very recently its identity remained elusive. Assistant Curator of Ship Models, Nick Ball, shares the detective work that enabled it's identification. 

24 February 2016

How would Samuel Pepys respond to seeing the details of his life and diary displayed in public for all to see? Robbie Jacobs from The Reverie Choir has been looking for the answer.

20 February 2016

Award-winning blogger and creator of Look Up London, Katie Wignall explores why Samuel Pepys was a true Londoner. 

19 February 2016

Samuel Pepys was a true Londoner and throughout his diary we see him delight at what the capital has to offer. When faced with the Great Plague he refused to leave the city, and when he saw it destroyed by the Great Fire he weeps. We join Londonist on a tour of Pepys's city. 

13 February 2016

Inspired by a visit to our Samuel Pepys exhibition, Tim Stanton, Retrieval Technician, delves into our archives.

12 February 2016

This Valentine's Day our curator, Kristian Martin, looks at the notorious sex life of the famous diarist Samuel Pepys.

8 February 2016

Ahead of Valentine's Day we're sharing one very special document on loan from Portsmouth Cathedral. John Bolt tells us more. 

5 February 2016

Thirty-three years after she first prepared Lely's Flagmen of Lowestoft for display, Senior Paintings Conservator Elizabeth Hamilton-Eddy prepares them for the Queen's House.