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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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 series of free talks in central London covering a range of fascinating subjects. Everyone is welcome at our Maritime History...
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23 October, 6 November, 4 December, 29 January, 26 February, 12 March, 21 May, 18 June | 5.15pm
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Planetarium shows
Join an astronomer for a special young persons show featuring stories of the stars and the Moon.
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Sunday 3rd February | 10:00 - 10:45
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Royal Observatory
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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Join an astronomer for a special show featuring the New Crescent Moon and the history of studying it.
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Saturday 2nd March | 10 - 10.45am
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Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Talks & Courses
Join us for a free panel discussion in central London about wind power and sail technology, featuring Professor Ian Buxton (Newcastle...
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12 March | 5.15pm, wine reception from 6.30pm
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Evenings & Lates, Talks & Courses
Join us for a panel discussion with guest speakers to debate and explore the impact of Captain Cook’s voyages 250 years after the Endeavour...
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Thursday 21 March, doors open 6.15, optional tour 6.30, panel discussion 7pm
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National Maritime Museum
Conferences & study days
A two and half day international conference with keynote speakers Thom van Dooren and William Gervase Clarence-Smith.
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25 - 27 April 2019
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National Maritime Museum
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...
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21 May | 5.15pm - 6.30pm
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Talks & Courses
Join us for a free talk in central London about the exciting world of conserving historic vessels featuring Claire Denham & Simon...
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18 June | 5.15pm, wine reception from 6.30pm
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