Observatory Unlocked

Enjoy a range of public talks and activities delivered by our Observatory Explainers, ranging from short talks on the hidden stories of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to solar observing and hands on science demonstrations.

Our team of Observatory Explainers can answer your burning questions about astronomy such as: why do we need dark matter to explain the universe and how do astronomers know that space is expanding?

Travellers' Tails: Choreography in Museums

Age: 13-18. 

Work with Bethan Peters, Choreographer in Residence at Royal Museums Greenwich, to improve your choreographic skills and collaboratively create site-specific dance. No previous experience required.

Travellers' Tails

Whatever your age or creative abilities, join our team of artists, dancers and poets for a new programme of experimental workshops inspired by the National Maritime Museum's collections.


Character Encounters

Join us each Saturday to meet a different character from history with their own fascinating story to tell about our collections!

James Robson

Explore Traders: the East India Company and Asia gallery with James Robson, a Chinese lascar (sailor) who served on the fastest and greatest of the tea clippers, Cutty Sark. Find out about the struggles of the tea trade between Britain and China on your journey, and the impact of the 19th-century Opium Wars on both countries.


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