Browse all the latest press releases from the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Queen's House below.
On 23 August 1791, the first successful slave uprising in the western hemisphere took place in Haiti. This event led to the island's independence and was a major step towards the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Now designated by UNESCO as International Slavery Remembrance Day, the National Maritime Museum has marked 23 August for over 15 years, highlighting transatlantic slavery as a maritime history with a series of free family–friendly events.
Today (Friday 12 August), Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) has received a confirmed grant of £4,677,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards a £12.6M project.
Celebrate Halloween on board with our Ghost Ship event, enjoying candlelit tours of the ship and a screening of the 1931 classic Dracula. You can also feast like a sailor at A Taste of the Sea, sampling ships’ biscuits and salt tram horse.
Watch cult films at London's only planetarium in our Silver Screen Sci-Fi season. This month’s special Halloween screening is Ridley Scott’s 1979 film, Alien. You can also learn about the elusive Gravitation Waves which were only discovered in February this year.
Celebrate the re-opening of the newly restored Queen’s House for its 400th anniversary; learn about the events of Trafalgar Day through ‘live’ updates and talks by curators; and solve the Mystery at the Museum at this adult-only late for Museums at Night.
A major public appeal by the Art Fund and Royal Museums Greenwich – attracting 8,000 donations totalling £1.5m – to help the museum acquire the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, has succeeded thanks to a major grant of £7.4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Awards announced 15 September 2016; exhibition of winning images opens 17 September 2016.
On 3 November the National Maritime Museum (NMM) opens a major exhibition focussing on the remarkable and ultimately tragic life of Emma Hamilton, who at the height of her fame, was one of the most famous international celebrities of her time.
Batten down the hatches and prepare for a storm, as theatrical sketching company Art Macabre commandeers Cutty Sark for an evening of sea shanties, shipwrecked mermaid models and sailor sketching on Saturday 13 August.
Watch cult films at London's only planetarium in our Silver Screen Sci-Fi season. This month’s screening is 1979 film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture. You can also join the Daytime Sky Watch session and look at Venus through the iconic Great Equatorial Telescope; see the winning images from this year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 exhibition; and learn more about astronomy with our adult courses.