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: 23 October 2003

A remarkable collection of intimate, unpublished letters, acquired by the National Maritime Museum at auction on Trafalgar Day, October 2002, has now been catalogued and is available for research.

Publish date: 25 September 2003

A new exhibition featuring the work of contemporary marine artist James Dodds opens at the National Maritime Museum on 24 November 2003.

Publish date: 17 September 2003

The National Maritime Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition of work by 18th-century landscape painter, William Hodges. The monographic exhibition will open to the public on 6 July 2004 at the Queen’s House, the Museum’s art venue.

Publish date: 17 September 2003

A new, innovative, free online resource to support business studies and leisure, travel and tourism courses has been developed by the National Maritime Museum (NMM) in partnership with The Travel and Tourism Programme (TTP).

Publish date: 4 September 2003

PortCities UK, a new website, to be launched on 22 September explores the history of five ports, the events and people who shaped them and the communities that developed around them.

Publish date: 18 August 2003

Elizabeth I, her sister, Mary I and father, Henry VIII were born at the Tudor Palace of Greenwich. A stone plaque to commemorate the Palace as their birthplace will be laid on the site, now occupied by the University of Greenwich and Trinity College of Music at the Old Royal Naval College, on Elizabeth’s birthday, 7 September.

Publish date: 12 August 2003

The critically acclaimed blockbuster exhibition, Elizabeth, currently running at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, will stay open until 22.00 on 1, 2 and 14 September (the exhibition's final day) to give visitors a last chance to view the exhibition.

Publish date: 3 January 2003

The National Maritime Museum is delighted that Harry Ford, Planetarium Lecturer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, part of the National Maritime Museum, has been awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours.

Publish date: 18 December 2002

The National Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that all claims against it in the recent dispute over ownership of a banjo linked to the Great Age of Exploration have been dropped.

Publish date: 9 December 2002

The National Maritime Museum was presented with a Visionary Design Award – a nationwide scheme that recognises and celebrates the very best website design for visually impaired people and promotes the importance of creating web content for all.