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

Essential information

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Location: 
Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Queen's House
Explore the season

Feed your mind with our great educational events

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Talks & Courses
Listen to astrophysicists from across the UK talk about cutting edge research in space science
Times:
16th October, 16th November, 15th January, 5th February, 26th February, 26th March | 5.15-6.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

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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
Location:

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Join an astronomer for a special show featuring the New Crescent Moon and the history of studying it. 
Times:
Saturday 6th April | 10:00am - 10:45am, Saturday 4th May | 10:00am - 10:45am, Saturday 29th June | 10:00am - 10:45am
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre

Maritime Animals

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

Tea Chest

Talks & Courses
Join us for a free talk in central London on the history of British tea drinking with Professor Markman Ellis. All are welcome and there is...
Times:
21 May | 5.15pm - 6.30pm
Location:

Restoration of Cutty Sark, 1954

Talks & Courses
Join us for a free talk in central London about the exciting world of conserving historic vessels featuring Claire Denham & Simon...
Times:
18 June | 5.15pm, wine reception from 6.30pm
Location: