Christmas opening times

Over the Christmas period the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Queen's House will be open as usual. We are closed to the public from 24-26 December. Plan your next visit

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

9 May 2017

Library Assistant Jon Earle delves into the tragedy of the sinking of the HMS Eurydice, through Sir Edmund Verney's work. The specific focus is on those 281 men who lost their lives.

8 May 2017

Documentations Officer Claire Denham takes us behind the scenes at Cutty Sark, to give us an insight into the important daily research, documentation and maintenance work that keeps Cutty Sark preserved for many future generations to come. This month, we find out how the ship’s boats have fared over the years. 

3 May 2017

Ask someone to name the most severe prison sites, and they are likely to suggest an island. Devil’s Island, Alcatraz, Robben Island all loom large in our imagination. But the actual history of prison islands is much less clear-cut. Katy Roscoe, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Leicester, argues that far from acting as a natural barrier, the sea leaked into every aspect of convicts daily lives. 

3 May 2017

Guest authors Katharine and Mimi are in their second year at the Courtauld Institute of Art, studying the Conservation of Easel Paintings. They have completed two weeks of work experience over Easter at Royal Museums Greenwich, where they have been working across both the painting and paper conservation studios, examining and treating several works from the collection by the artist John Everett.

30 April 2017

Never miss another astronomical event with our observing highlights from the Royal Observatory astronomers. 

24 April 2017
On 13th April 2017, NASA announced that Enceladus, a small moon orbiting Saturn has almost all of the right conditions for life to evolve - Royal Obeservatory astronomer...
12 April 2017

Ready for our pop-up museum in Lewisham, HLF Endeavour conservation intern Liza Nathan makes a new frame for a replica painting of Stubbs' Dingo

10 April 2017

No passenger ship has ever captured the public imagination like the Titanic and with the golden age of travel by ship long over, it is unlikely that any future ship ever will. 

10 April 2017

Drawing in particular on material from our archives, Dr Elaine Murphy explores the diverse connections between women and the navy in the 17th century, researched during her time as a Caird short-term fellow.

6 April 2017

Cutty Sark opened to the public on 26 April 2012 and has welcomed more than 1.3million visitors on board since.