Read our blog to get the lowdown from our experts and go behind the scenes at Royal Museums Greenwich.
Night sky highlights - June 2020
Discover what to see in the night sky during June 2020, including the planet Mercury.
The Sea Deity - Eve Shepherd
Learn about the creation of The Sea Deity at the National Maritime Museum.
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11 May 2020 marks the 200th anniversary since the launch of HMS Beagle at Woolwich Dockyard, just down the river from Royal Museums Greenwich.
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Merchant Seamen death records are key resources for anyone hoping to understand the history of the Merchant Navy during the Second World War.
The British Empire blog
In this blog we uncover some of the stories which our archives can tell us of the dangers of working in the British Empire in the service of the East India Company.
Night sky highlights - May 2020
Discover what to see in the sky during May 2020, including the Eta Aquarids meteor shower.
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Table globes are truly beautiful objects, with historic representations of the Earth and stars captured in intricate detail. But take a look beneath the surface and the marvels get more mysterious...
Night sky highlights - April 2020
Discover what to see in the sky during April 2020, including the Lyrids meteor shower.
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Think you're struggling with social distancing? At least you haven't started singing to goats... Curator Jeremy Michell uncovers the remarkable real-life story of island isolation which inspired Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.
Paddling as hard as one can! Peter Halkett's The Boat Cloak 1848
Library Assistant Shane McMurray reflects on his role and reveals what it’s like to work in the Caird Library.