Museum blog

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

15 February 2016

As the Queen's House refurbishment continues, we've started planning the displays. Our Curator of Decorative Arts, Sue Prichard, tells us more.

17 July 2015
By Mariana Voda My name is Mariana and I volunteer with the Cutty Sark Studio Theatre Marketing Team. I wanted a ship since I read Robinson Crusoe and Peter Pan - in that...
29 May 2015

The Long John Silver Collection of figureheads on display at Cutty Sark is a colourful and eclectic collection of characters, ranging from Sir Lancelot to William Wilberforce, Florence Nightingale to the Greek goddess Amphitrite, General Gordon to Abraham Lincoln.

17 January 2014

Between 2006 and 2012, the Cutty Sark Trust undertook an ambitious conservation project to save the last remaining tea clipper.

21 November 2008
Late October is not the best time of the year to visit the Isles of Scilly! We went to Tresco hoping that some of the tropical climate, for which the island is known, would...
20 November 2008
During my first few weeks at the Museum the name 'Valhalla' kept coming up at various points. As a lifelong Viking fan, I was excited by the prospect of a collection of Norse...