Delve deeper into Royal Museums Greenwich's collection on our specialist tours
Delve deeper into our collection of more than 2.5 million objects on our specialist tours and talks series, led by one of our expert curators, researchers or conservators.
The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is home to Royal Museums Greenwich's stored collections and state-of-the-art conservation studios. Since the development of our new collections centre in 2018, we are able to share our hidden treasures with the public, and showcase the skills and expertise of our conservation and storage teams.
Our specialist tours and talks will be centred around a different theme or topic each time – find out more about the talks on offer below.
Thursday 25 January 2024, 7pm-8.30pm
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution have been saving lives at sea for 200 years in 2024. To celebrate this anniversary, join Lloyds Register Foundation Assistant Curator of Contemporary Maritime Aimee Mook in the stores as she uncovers both historical and contemporary objects that tell the stories of such a vital organisation.
One of the stories we will be delving into is of Grace Darling, a lighthouse keeper's daughter born on 24 November, 1815 in Northumberland. She became a celebrated heroine for her involvement with the rescue of the steamship Forfarshire, on 7 September 1838. She remains an iconic figure, symbolizing the bravery and selflessness of those involved in maritime rescue efforts.
Grace was the first woman to receive a medal from the RNLI, recognising her as a shining example of the organization's mission to save lives at sea.
In addition, Assistant Curator Aimee Mook will be choosing some of her favourite objects amongst our collection, including highlighting some of our contemporary photographs and stories of the RNLI's volunteers.
This tour will be held at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre, our state of the art conservation and collection centre in Kidbrooke.
The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is a quick, easy journey from central London by rail or via local bus services.
Address: The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre, Nelson Mandela Way, Kidbrooke, SE3 9QS
By train: You can reach us from central London via direct routes by Cannon Street London Bridge, Charing Cross and Victoria. Our nearest station is Kidbrooke which is only 5 minute walk away.
By bus: The following buses stop near the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre: 178, B16, 286, 132
By car: There is limited parking space in our car park but we will prioritise parking for visitors with disabilities. Please pre-book, otherwise we cannot guarantee a place. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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