Press releases

Browse all the latest press releases from the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Queen's House below.

Publish date: 15 June 2020

On 22 June 2020, the National Maritime Museum is marking Windrush Day with a series of online events to explore the history and importance of Windrush and what it means today.

Publish date: 11 June 2020

This year, the National Maritime Museum (NMM) will be marking Refugee Week 2020 (15 – 21 June) through a virtual exploration of migration by sea.

Publish date: 26 May 2020

The National Maritime Museum (NMM) will hold a day-long festival of activities to mark World Oceans Day for the third consecutive year on 8 June 2020. With social distancing measures limiting gatherings, and cultural institutions temporarily closed, Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) will mark the day with a completely digital festival, a first for the organisation.

Publish date: 25 February 2020

25 February 2020: Less than two weeks are left to enter the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 competition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. Photographers of all skill levels, from beginner through to professional, will need to submit their pictures by 12pm (GMT) on 6 March 2020. The overall winner will take home a top prize of £10,000 and see their image take pride of place in the accompanying exhibition, which opens at the National Maritime Museum on 11 September 2020. 

Publish date: 31 January 2020

On 3 April 2020, Royal Museums Greenwich, in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, London, will open Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits at the National Maritime Museum, a major art exhibition exploring the changing nature of the British monarchy and royal portraiture over 500 years. 

Publish date: 7 January 2020

2020 Competition dates: 13 January 2020 – 6 March 2020New Prize announced: Annie Maunder Prize for Image InnovationThree new judges join the panel: Dr Emily Drabek-Maunder, László Francsics and Susan Derges 7 January 2020: The Royal Observatory Greenwich, in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine, announces the dates for the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 competition – its annual global search for the most outstanding visions of the cosmos, whether they are striking pictures of vast galaxies millions of light years away, or breathtaking images of the night sky much closer to home.

Publish date: 15 November 2019

The three surviving versions of the iconic Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I are to go on public display together in a free exhibition at the Queen’s House in Greenwich (13 February 2020 until 31 August 2020). The exhibition, entitled Faces of a Queen: The Armada Portraits of Elizabeth I, is the first time the paintings have been displayed together in their 430-year history.

Publish date: 3 October 2019

2020 is an exciting year for Royal Museums Greenwich, with two major exhibitions and a number of events taking place throughout the year. The National Maritime Museum, in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, will host the major exhibition Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits. The exhibition will display over 150 portraits of five royal dynasties, that shaped British history and feature some of the most important artists to have worked in Britain, from Sir Peter Lely and Sir Godfrey Kneller to Cecil Beaton and Annie Leibovitz. In February the Queen’s House, in partnership with Woburn Abbey, will see the opening of Woburn Treasures, which will showcase a variety of major art works from the private art collection of The Duke and Duchess of Bedford. The mesmerising Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition will return to the National Maritime Museum in September, displaying another year of breathtaking space images. 

Publish date: 13 September 2019

Hungarian photographer László Francsics wins the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s title of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019. As well as securing the £10,000 top prize, his image takes pride of place in the exhibition of winning photographs opening at the National Maritime Museum on 13 September 2019.

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