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: 30 July 2014

From 11.00 | Admission free | All ages welcomeThe National Maritime Museum marks 2014’s International Slavery Remembrance Day with a series of free family-friendly events.

Publish date: 2 July 2014

Awards announced 17 September
Exhibition of winning images opens 18 September 2014
Star trails sweep over the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, dust clouds are moulded into colossal arrangements by cosmic radiation thousands of light years away, a bright meteor races across the night sky passing over Indonesia’s smoke-spewing Mount Bromo; the 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has received more outstanding pictures than ever before.

Publish date: 1 July 2014

A full programme of talks and events for visitors to the National Maritime Museum (NMM), and Queen’s House (QH), Greenwich.For Royal Observatory Greenwich and Peter Harrison Planetarium events please contact the Press Office on 020 8312 6667/6545. All events can be booked or call 020 8858 6608.

Publish date: 26 June 2014

National Maritime Museum
2 August 2014–November 2018
2 August 2014: Forgotten Fighters: The First World War at Sea opens at the National Maritime Museum exploring the naval and maritime dimensions of the conflict.
The horrors of the Western Front have long dominated our understanding of those years, and yet the war at sea was fought on an epic scale and with terrible human loss.

Publish date: 18 June 2014

August 2014
Highlights this month include:

  • Last chance to see Stars to Satellites exhibition
  • Sci-Fi film screenings to coincide with the Longitude Punk’d exhibition. August features City of Lost Children

All events, exhibitions and planetarium shows listed are situated in the Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Centre; admission charges apply to planetarium shows, courses and to some ticketed events – see below for details.

Publish date: 18 June 2014

The Royal Observatory Greenwich, in association with BBC Sky at Night Magazine, has welcomed a record breaking number of entries for its 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition – the annual global search for the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos, from striking pictures of vast galaxies mill

Publish date: 18 June 2014

August 2014
A full programme of events for children and family visitors to the historic Greenwich National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House. For Royal Observatory Greenwich, Peter Harrison Planetarium and Cutty Sark events please contact the Royal Museums Greenwich Press Office on 020 8312 6667/ 6545/ 6790
Highlights this month include:

Publish date: 18 June 2014

August 2014
Cutty Sark hosts special family events and activities throughout the year. Admission charges apply (activities are free with entry). Please visit our website for more information.
Highlights this month include:

Publish date: 17 June 2014

Opens 7 August
This August, The Art and Science of Exploration, 1768-80 opens in the newly refurbished rooms at the centre of the Queen’s House.

Publish date: 22 May 2014

28 May–16 November 2014
This summer Rozanne Hawksley: War and Memory opens in the Queen’s House. One of the UK’s most emotive artists, Rozanne Hawksley’s art explores the nature and meaning of the commemoration and memorialization of war and considers the impact of conflict on combatants, family, friends and ultimately the nation.