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Our brand new conservation facilities, the Prince Philip Maritime Collection Centre, have just opened in Kidbrooke, a few miles away from our main Museum site. 

This is a chance to see conservation work in action, see our new state of the art facilities and meet some of the staff who work to conserve our collection.

Members’ Private View of Great British Seaside

Banner photo © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos 

This is our Members' opportunity to be amongst the first to see our brand new exhibition, Great British Seaside, in one of two exclusive Private Views.

Morning Private View of Great British Seaside including lecture

9.00am - 11.30am

Enjoy a breakfast view of the exhibition before the Museum opens. This ticket also includes a lecture by renowned photographer Eamonn McCabe. 

Captain Francis Crozier: The forgotten man of polar exploration

Captain Francis Crozier was a major figure in the three epic quests of 19th century Polar exploration – navigating the North West Passage, reaching the North Pole and mapping Antarctica. He sailed on six Polar voyages and assumed command of Franklin’s Arctic expedition in 1847 after his death.
Author, journalist and polar expert Michael Smith joins us to discuss Francis Crozier, and why such an important figure in polar exploration has been neglected by history.

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Portraying Polar Worlds: Experience and Imagination

This year's Winter lecture will explore our fascination with the Polar regions, and how they are imagined by those who have never visited them. We'll also look at fictional representations of Franklin's expedition, and how we can talk about a experience where we're unsure about what really happened to Franklin and his crew.

To discuss this topic we'll be joined by a panel of speakers, including:

Members' Painted Hall Ceiling Tour

Royal Museums Greenwich Members will be visiting our neighbours at the Old Royal Naval College. We'll be climbing the scaffolding to get a closer view of the ceiling in the Painted Hall.

Please be aware that this event will involve ascending and descending 67 stairs, and is not suitable for any Members under the age of 6. We ask for you to wear sensible footwear and to not bring large bags to this event.

Members’ Late: Death in the ice

Exclusively for Members, explore the fate of Franklin and his crew after the museum has closed.

Plus, we’re extending your Members’ shop discount to 20%, so the perfect opportunity to get started on your Christmas shopping.

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Join today for a host of exclusive benefits and events, including unlimited free entry to Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, shows at the Peter Harrison Planetarium, and special exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum.

Join the adventure today.

Conserving the Armada Portrait

Join Elizabeth Hamilton-Eddy, our Senior Painting Conservator, as she discusses restoring the Armada Portrait, newly acquired by the Museum.

After this we invite you to enjoy a complimentary drink at a reception in the Queen’s House, and you’ll have an opportunity to see the portrait rehung in the space.


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