The power of portraits
The British royal family has been a source of fascination for hundreds of years. For much of that time, most ordinary people would never have seen their king or queen in person.
For them, the monarch was only seen in paintings that hung in great houses or civic buildings, as public sculpture or, more often, on the coins in their pockets.
From galaxies formed billions of years ago to planets within our solar system, Hubble Vision explores how the Hubble Space Telescope has changed the way we imagine and unserstand the universe.
Since 1851 the America’s Cup has been the greatest prize in competitive sailing. Britain’s Challenge for the America’s Cup is a free exhibition about Land Rover BAR’s attempt to win the 35th America’s Cup in May 2017.
What would it have been like to live at the Royal Observatory? Step behind closed doors into the lives of two families that once lived there.
Getting a sense though of the fashions that Pepys was writing about is quite difficult nowadays, some 350 years later. This is because original dress from the 1660s has not really survived. Except that is, one glorious, and almost complete, glittering silver court dress, known as the Silver Tissue Dress, normally at the Fashion Museum Bath, but which came to Greenwich in 2015 for the Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution exhibition.
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