Museum blog

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

30 August 2017

This month, have a look for Venus, Regulus, the Moon, Mars and Mercury appearing to line up. (Details given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK).

18 August 2017

Join artist Jo Atherton on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 2017 at the Cutty Sark to weave a shoal of flotsam fish, using materials which would otherwise threaten marine life. 

17 August 2017

Textile Conservator Nora Meller reflects on her two weeks at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Textile Conservation studio in spring 

16 August 2017

On International Slavery Remembrance Day our curator, Aaron Jaffer, remembers those forced to take their own lives during the horrific 'Middle Passage'. 

16 August 2017

Journals written by seamen can provide a rich source of information about life onboard both naval and merchant ships, and also provide a glimpse into how those seamen viewed the people and places they visited. 

3 August 2017

Ahead of International Slavery Remembrance Day and Brolly Productions' The Powder Monkey, Maritime 1788 , composer Dominique Le Gendrereflects on the opera's journey

2 August 2017

Montagu’s journals revealed a subtle ability and versatility of character and in many ways he was quite similar to his cousin, Samuel Pepys, whom Montagu was patron to. He was many things: an able soldier, a distinguished admiral, a Fellow of the Royal Society and an ambassador and diplomat. He was highly valued and liked by both Cromwell and Charles II; and praised by Clarendon and Milton. He delivered Charles II to England from exile and fought in the Dutch Wars, but was killed at the Battle of Solebay before he could reach the age of fifty.

31 July 2017

Discover what you can see in the night's sky this August.   

28 July 2017

The Maritime Memories Machine – a van themed around the sea – tours England from June to August 2017 and visits sixteen different towns and cities along the way to collect people’s sea stories and memories.

25 July 2017

The Caird Library’s collection of masters’ and mates’ certificates dating from 1850 -1927 (also available via is probably the most well-known example of evidence showing the capabilities of the those in charge of merchant vessels but what happened before 1850?