Exhibitions and events

Come along and be inspired by world-class exhibitions and events at the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and the Queen's House. There's plenty to choose from for all the family - search below by museum, date or event type for something that floats your boat!


E.g., 21 August 2018

E.g., 21 August 2018

What's on

21 August 2018

Family fun
Explore the accounts of bravery, care and comradery in the Forgotten Fighters gallery with stories for our...
Times: 21 August, 10.30 | 11.30 | 13.00 | 14.00
Location:
Learning space

22 August 2018

Daytime
Bring your little sailors along for songs, stories and playtime.
Times: Weds in term-time | 10–11.30am, 1.20-2.50pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Family fun
Learn about sailor knots and design your own macrame objects in this artist-led workshop.
Times: 22 & 23 August | 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark Theatre, Evenings & Lates
Alan Carr and Rob Beckett perform brand new works-in-progress aboard Cutty Sark.
Times: 22 Aug - 29 Sep | Doors open 7pm | Show start 7.45pm
Location:
Cutty Sark

23 August 2018

Family fun
Discover objects from maritime history as we bring the handling collection out into the galleries. 
Times: Thursdays 26 July - 30 August | 11.00 - 13.00 | 14.00 - 16.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Daytime
A day of remembrance, reflection and response to the transatlantic slave trade. 
Times: 23 August | 11am-4:30pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Daytime
Explore the brand new telescope facility at the Royal Observatory and see some of the spectacular images...
Times: 22, 23 August | 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3pm, 3.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

25 August 2018

Family fun, Daytime
Join an exciting performance and journey bringing maritime history to life.
Times: Saturdays | 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun, Talks & Courses
Drop in workshops facilated by Observatory Explainers mixing demonstrations with make and do activities.
Times: Weekends, 1 July - 30 September | 12.45-4.15pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Set on board a slave ship in 1788 this powerful new opera tells the hidden stories of the Enslaved, Lascars...
Times: 25 August | 2pm - 3pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum

26 August 2018

Family fun
A friendship belt given by the Haudenosaunee to English settlers was a powerful promise of hope and peace. Be...
Times: 26 August | 11.00-13.3, 14.00-16.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun, Talks & Courses
Drop in workshops facilated by Observatory Explainers mixing demonstrations with make and do activities.
Times: Weekends, 1 July - 30 September | 12.45-4.15pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre

27 August 2018

Family fun
What makes you, you? Be inspired by the story of Nelson and how he has been celebrated. What makes you great...
Times: 27 August, 11.00-13.30 | 14.00-16.00
Location:
Learning space

28 August 2018

Family fun
The Museum's Voyagers gallery gives a taste of the sea as a place of celebrations with objetcs such as a...
Times: 28 August, 10.30 | 11.30 | 13.00 | 14.00
Location:
Learning space

29 August 2018

Daytime
Bring your little sailors along for songs, stories and playtime.
Times: Weds in term-time | 10–11.30am, 1.20-2.50pm
Location:
Cutty Sark

30 August 2018

Family fun
Discover objects from maritime history as we bring the handling collection out into the galleries. 
Times: Thursdays 26 July - 30 August | 11.00 - 13.00 | 14.00 - 16.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Guided tours
FREE limited capacity 10 minute tours of the brand new Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope (AMAT) with a...
Times: 9, 30 August | Every 20 minutes from 12:40 to 16:20
Location:
Royal Observatory

1 September 2018

Family fun
Make your very own tiny tall ship and add it to a spectacular river of masts and sails underneath the hull of...
Times: 1 & 2 September | 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Family fun, Talks & Courses
Drop in workshops facilated by Observatory Explainers mixing demonstrations with make and do activities.
Times: Weekends, 1 July - 30 September | 12.45-4.15pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Evenings & Lates
Enjoy screenings of vintage, cult and blockbuster sci-fi movies in our planetarium, followed by a short talk...
Times: Monthly
Location:
Royal Observatory

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