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18 December 2019

There are plenty of companies offering (very expensive) flights into space. But how close are we to true 'space tourism'?

Night sky highlights - January 2020

16 December 2019

Discover what to see in the sky during January 2020, including the Quadrantids meteor shower.

Dorothy Fullerton.jpg

12 December 2019

The personal diary of a Royal Navy commander’s wife offers a striking insight into the lives of the British ruling classes in 1920s India and Sri Lanka.

Night sky highlights - December 2019

2 December 2019

Discover what to see in the night sky during December 2019, including the Geminids meteor shower.

Boteler’s illustrations of the attacks on Ottoman vessels

22 November 2019

Among the manuscripts held by the Caird Library and Archive is a file containing Lieutenant John Harvey Boteler’s observations of the Battle of Navarino. However his account contains much more information than simple notes on his role.

HMS Polyphemus, September - December 1882

20 November 2019

HMS Thunder Child is one of the most famous fictitious warships in English literature.

Royal William Victualling Yard, Plymouth, from Mount Edgecombe with four figures in the foreground square

18 November 2019

Names like WH Fox Talbot, Calvert R. Jones and Nicolaas Henneman are not well known within a maritime photographic context.  These names are more familiar for their early pioneering photographic work using nature and architecture. 


14 November 2019
With a particularly busy year at Royal Museums Greenwich coming up in 2020, we wanted our second wedding showcase of the year to focus on what is usually the quieter wedding...

Nuisance helping himself to a full bench on the train

4 November 2019

The Caird Library’s archive collection contains numerous captivating stories of naval service from letters written by famous Admirals to journals kept by ordinary seamen. One of the more unusual instances of this is “Just Nuisance”: Life story of an able seaman who leads a dog’s life written by Leslie M. Steyn (RMG ID: LIS/15/4). 

Boat badge and crest of HMS Delhi

1 November 2019

World War I might have ended for some in 1919, but for others fighting continued, whether they liked it or not.