Check out the latest digital events, virtual tours and videos from Royal Museums Greenwich, and learn more about the sea, space, history and creativity.
Our new online collections database is now live! Explore our objects, paintings, libraries and archives from home
The world's greatest space photography competition is hotting up – take a look at this year's stunning shortlist
Our Ocean, Our Planet is a new online space at Royal Museums Greenwich dedicated to exploring the climate crisis and our relationship with the ocean
Join presenter Helen Czerski and a host of curators and special guests as they pick some of the favourite objects and stories from our collections
Find out about the kings and queens who left their mark in Greenwich and surprising royal connections hidden in our collections
Find great learning ideas for kids, and join our online classes and virtual play sessions
Find out more about the founding of the Royal Observatory and how it came to be known as the 'Home of Time'
Stories of the sea
Nannie the witch has had a makeover. Discover how traditional skills and careful research have breathed new life into Cutty Sark's figurehead
Discover the history of the Windrush, the ship that brought some of the first post-war migrants from the Caribbean to Britain
Discover the story of the pioneering 16th century pirate and seafarer – and her surprising links with Greenwich
Tales of mermaids date back to the first written accounts of humanity, but how much do we know about the mythical sea creatures?
From sailor songs to TikTok sensations, find out more about the history of the sea shanty, and discover the meanings behind 'The Wellerman' and other famous examples
From Cutty Sark to cutting edge technology, could a new era of wind power help global trade go green?
Rum has long been a part of Britain's maritime heritage - but what is the real history of Nelson's Blood? Find out more about rum and the Navy below.
Space and astronomy
Check the dates for every full Moon throughout the year, and learn about lunar phases, 'supermoons' and more
Want to see shooting stars? Check the key dates for major meteor showers in the UK and how to see them in the night sky
NASA's new rover is ready to begin searching for life on Mars
The aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, is one of the most spectacular displays in the night sky. What is the science behind these ethereal curtains of light?
The Great Equatorial Telescope at the Royal Observatory kept Britain at the forefront of astrophysics and greatly expanded our knowledge of stars
Find out more about the Tudor symbols used in portraits of Queen Elizabeth I and discover what they mean
Greenwich has been a key location for the royal family for over 500 years
Situated beside the River Thames, Greenwich had been a popular royal residence for centuries
Henrietta Maria and Charles I loved to present masques - great spectacles of dance, music, poetry and drama.
Exploration and endeavour
From first sighting to reaching the South Pole, discover the history of exploring Antarctica.
Sir John Franklin's final voyage in 1845 in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror became the worst disaster in the history of British polar exploration
Learn how explorer Robert Falcon Scott's ski overshoes were prepared for display in the new Polar Worlds gallery
What was the race to the South Pole and who reached it first?
The story of time
Marking the end of British Summer Time, the clocks go back in October, giving us an extra hour in bed. But why do the clocks change?
Who was John Harrison, and how did his clocks help to solve the problem of finding longitude at sea?
While days and years are (fairly) neat astronomical events, what explains months, weeks, hours and minutes?