Museum blog

Camera Obscura closure

The Camera Obscura will be closed from 21 May until 25 May. The rest of the Royal Observatory and Meridian Line remain open.

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

31 March 2015

Our final post for Women's History Month looks at two amazing women who were involved in the more recent history of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

30 March 2015
We've been celebrating Women's History Month by looking at the women who played such a vital role in the history of science and the development of our Observatory. Previously...
28 March 2015
In honour of today's  Museums Week theme of favourites (#favMW) - reviving the voice of my favourite longitude projector, Jane Squire! During our Greenwich/Cambridge project...
27 March 2015

Now that spring is definitely finally here in the UK, just to confuse things we’re about to move into summertime – well, British Summer Time (or BST). So don’t forget to put your clocks forward one hour this weekend!

27 March 2015
With Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude now showing at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC until August, it's high time I mentioned one of the...
26 March 2015
Curator of Art, Katy Barrett, looks at our recent contemporary art exhibition  I’ve taken myself and longitude into new waters recently as I’ve been curating the fourth...
23 March 2015

For Museum Week Clara de la Pena McTigue, Senior Prints and Drawings Conservator, talks about the work she did to prepare for our Unseen: Lives of Looking exhibition.

19 March 2015

In the last couple of blog entries, I have looked at some fascinating objects from the Museum’s collection, using the categories of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition as a guide. Prompted by the solar eclipse, I am tackling two (new) categories at once, the Moon and the Sun, mankind’s most familiar celestial objects.

17 March 2015
Until the fairly recent advent – or wider use – of photography, astronomers had to rely on artists (or indeed use their own artistic skills!) to record the objects they...
16 March 2015
Solar Eclipse 2015 by Brendan Owens We're giving you the latest tips and info for viewing the partial solar eclipse on Friday.