This September, join our conservation and learning teams behind the scenes at Royal Museums Greenwich's state-of-the-art collections centre.
Spot the pests
Heritage Open Days: 14-19 September 2020
Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,500 events and 46,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history.
This year the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is throwing open its doors online, with virtual events, video tours and digital resources for everyone to enjoy.
Join us online this September, and follow us on social media to find out more.
Why are we celebrating Heritage Open Days?
Paddy Rodgers, Director of Royal Museums Greenwich, discusses Heritage Open Days and the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre.
Come behind the scenes
Watch the videos below to find out about just some of the objects that are kept in the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre.
This year's theme: Hidden Nature
This year, we are turning our focus onto the natural world – and we’re asking you to join with us in celebrating our extraordinary natural heritage.
The National Maritime Museum's collections include thousands of objects and archives related to the natural world, from exotic plants and wildlife to incredible stories of animals at sea. We'll be revealing just some of the fantastic items hidden in our stores.
But along with the treasures in our collection, we also can't ignore the more troubling links between trade, empire and the natural world. Join us to discuss the human cost of Britain's sugar and cotton industries.
Finally, this year we're also opening a new community garden at the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre, a natural haven for anyone looking to a space to reflect and relax.
Take part in free online events
About the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is home to the Royal Museums Greenwich stored collections and state-of-the-art conservation studios