Museum blog

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

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. 

4 February 2016

The groundbreaking Principia Mathematica, Newton's breakdown and how to win at dice. Rebekah Higgitt (University of Kent) talks to us about the links between Samuel Pepys and Isaac Newton.

1 February 2016

Archivist, Mike Bevan, looks at the diary kept by Henry Teonge (1621-1690). Is it ‘the most important description of seagoing life in the seventeenth century’?

18 January 2016

Robert Hooke's Micrographia opened up a whole new world of previously unseen wonders. Historian of Science, Felicity Henderson, discusses the fascinating book and how it completely amazed Samuel Pepys.

15 January 2016

In the nine years covered by his diary Samuel Pepys saw nearly 350 performances. But what did he think of the Great Bard? Guest blogger Alex Marshall finds out.

22 December 2015

Pepys was fascinated with the latest inventions and instruments. Richard Dunn, Senior Curator for the History of Science, tells us more. 

18 December 2015

Curator of the Royal Observatory, Louise Devoy, looks at Pepys's links to our site here in Greenwich.

17 December 2015

A Stuart Christmas could last for months, how did they decorate their houses?

14 December 2015

What links Samuel Pepys to Isaac Newton's 'Principia Mathmatica' and Robert Hooke's 'Micrographia'? Katherine Harrington, from the Royal Society, tells us more. 

8 December 2015

Beth Wilkey, from the Royal College of Physicians, talks about removing Pepys's bladder stone - the size of a tennis ball and with no anaesthetic!