Guided tours

Behind the scenes online tours

Our Behind the Scenes live online tour series has been specially designed to gain an insight of the treasures of the collection with a weekly interactive online tour of the stores at the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre.

During this exclusive experience, we will focus on items made from a specific material. You will hear the stories behind the objects within the storage facility and see the conservation process in action, as we show you how we look after these special objects.

Cutty Sark tours in British Sign Language (BSL)

Explore the 1869 clipper, celebrated for her record-breaking passages around the globe and find out about life on board and the story of this ship’s survival.

Booking information

Tours convene at the Admissions desk, in the shop.

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome: do let us know when booking onto a tour if you will be bringing one of these.

Telescope Trek

Visit the brand new Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope (AMAT) in a free, whistle-stop tour of the facility. A screen next to the instruments will show off either a live view of the Sun or past recorded footage and your guide will give a brief overview the types of astronomy the telescopes can be used for. In good weather, these brief tours will run alongside free solar viewing from Flamsteed Astronomical Society outside with small telescopes.

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