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16 January 2015

In July 2014 the NMM hosted on one-day conference, entitled Decoding Harrison, which presented the story of around forty years of collaborative research into John Harrison’s complex and surprising pendulum clock theory.


8 January 2015
Since April last year, a mob of madcap inventors, stargazing scientists and elegant explorers took over the Royal Observatory, taking visitors on an adventure into a world...


23 December 2014
If you've visited Ships, Clocks & Stars (open until 4 January 2015), you probably noticed the rather fine portrait of the young Edmond Halley (1656-1742).


19 December 2014
Bligh and the Bounty In 1787, Lieutenant William Bligh, Cook’s sailing master on his third voyage, took command of the Bounty for a Pacific expedition. Its aim was to...


12 December 2014

This week's guest post comes from Tom Gurling, part of our Visitor Experience team.


2 December 2014
This week's longitude legend is Captain James Cook, who features in not just one but two exhibitions currently on at Royal Museums Greenwich. The Art & Science of...


27 November 2014
This week's Longitude Legend is one of my favourite characters from the longitude story: Nevil Maskelyne. He was played by Samuel West against Michael Gambon's John Harrison...


25 November 2014
One of the challenges our exhibitions and interpretation teams faced when putting together the Ships, Clocks & Stars exhibition was how to get across the sense of being...


10 November 2014
Jema Hewitt is a costume artist and author whose Steampunk alter ego “Emilly Ladybird” is well known on the international steam punk Scene. Emilly is an adventurer and bon...
3 November 2014
With Longitude Punk'd continuing to amuse and confuse at the Royal Observatoyr and with Clocking Off LATE less than 2 weeks away, I decided to catch up with author of The...