Museum blog

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

5 July 2018

The recent acquisition of Kehinde Wiley’s Ship of Fools has prompted a ‘sea change’ in how visitors can view the subjects and history of the collection housed in the Queen’s House.  

2 July 2018

Heavily contested at the time of its creation, crafted in secrecy and rebellion, the text of this document is now well known the world over.

25 June 2018

The lead paint on this figurehead was once as white as a polar bear's fur. Helen Robertson applied a technique from paper conservation to lighten this 3D object.

25 June 2018

The best of astronomy this month: See the total lunar eclipse and Mars at opposition on 27th July.

25 June 2018

The first modern, research-grade telescopes have just been installed at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, making the institution a working observatory once again after 60 years. Marek Kukula, Brendan Owens and Tom Kerss explain what this will mean for them, researchers, and the public.

22 June 2018

The Caird Library has a new display featuring archive and library items connected with crimes and criminals at sea.

13 June 2018

Traditionally, Jonathan Hulls had often been credited as the first person to conduct practical experiments involving steam-powered vessels. Why then, is his work not remembered?

7 June 2018

Lured by the promise of pink sandy beaches and turquoise-blue seas, millions of tourists visit Bermuda every year. Collaborative Doctoral Student Anna McKay examines the difficulties faced by officials in acquiring labourers to work on the site during the nineteenth century.

31 May 2018

Thousands of words have been written and innumerable photographs have been taken about people at the seaside. But do we ever stop to consider exactly whose stories and experiences get told, and whose get left out? This popular cultural Top 10 provides a different take on the fringes of our 'island story', highlighting the connections and disconnections between the seaside and Britain’s diverse ethnic communities.

30 May 2018

The best of astronomy this month: Catch Saturn at opposition on the 27th June.

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