Museum blog

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

20 January 2018

What does a recent auction of a piece of a flag flown on HMS Victory have in common with this recently catalogued Dobbie collection?

9 January 2018

The spine labels of The King’s Ships, by H. S. Lecky show that ships from ABOUKIR to JUPITER are included in these volumes, the title page states that this is a six-volume work, and the introduction explains that they contain a ‘history of all those ships which are in the Naval service of the Empire’. So where are the last three volumes? 

27 December 2017

Look out for a total lunar eclipse, two supermoons, planetary conjunctions, and an array of meteor showers over the coming year.

22 December 2017

'Whaleboats represent the integration of specially developed commercial boat technology into the Royal Navy'

20 December 2017

Prints held in the National Maritime Museum's collection might not be all they seem.

14 December 2017

Kent's archives contain details of many aspects of the county's maritime history including shipwrecks, salvage, smuggling and piracy.

12 December 2017

This month, look out for the two supermoons. (Details given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK).

11 December 2017

Elizabeth I gave Shakespeare’s players a logistical nightmare when she double booked them during the busy festive season. But what really happened?

8 December 2017

The rare book collection at the Caird Library holds numerous delights. One of our readers requested this book and it particularly caught my eye as it is written by an officer who began service in the Royal Navy as a young lad in the 1800s. 

4 December 2017

Contrary to popular belief, the Titanic disaster of 1912 was not Britain’s greatest loss of life at sea. The Lancastria disaster of 1940 is the most catastrophic loss recorded, see our following story of the event. 

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