Talks and courses

Join us to explore the universe, astronomy, great art and history. From our annual astronomy courses to our regular maritime history lecture series, get the latest knowledge from experts in the field. 

Study the stars with our expert-led Astronomy courses

Study the stars with our expert-led Astronomy courses

Discover our past in new ways with our curator-led Maritime History Lectures

Discover our past in new ways with our curator-led Maritime History Lectures

Explore great art and royal history in the 17th-century Queen's House

Explore great art and royal history in the 17th-century Queen's House

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Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Queen's House
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Feed your mind with our great educational events

Talks & Courses
Join us for a series of free talks in central London covering a range of fascinating subjects. Everyone is welcome at our Maritime History...
Times:
23 October, 6 November, 4 December, 29 January, 26 February, 12 March, 21 May, 18 June | 5.15pm
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Talks & Courses
Join us for a free talk in central London on the relationship between the British Empire and the Japanese navy in the early 20th century by...
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4 December | 5.15pm - 6.30pm
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Planetarium shows
Join an astronomer for a special young persons show featuring stories of the stars and the Moon.
Times:
8th December | 10:00 - 10:45
Location:
Royal Observatory
Talks & Courses
Dr. Jonathan Nichols from the University of Leicester shares the latest exciting Jupiter data from the NASA Juno mission.
Times:
Friday 14 December | 18:45 - 19.45pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Talks & Courses
Join us for the launch of A New Naval History with Dr Quintin Colville, Dr James Davey and respondants. All are welcome and there is no...
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29 January | 5.15pm, wine reception from 6.30pm
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Talks & Courses
Join us for a free talk in central London on mental health in the Georgian navy by historian Dr Catherine Beck. All are welcome and there...
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26 February | 5.15pm - 6.30pm
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Conferences & study days
A two and half day international conference with keynote speakers Thom van Dooren and William Gervase Clarence-Smith.
Times:
25 - 27 April 2019
Location:
National Maritime Museum