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: 22 July 2000

Sir David Hardy, Chairman of the National Maritime Museum Trustees, is pleased to announce the appointment of Roy Clare as Director in succession to Richard Ormond. He took up his post in September 2000.

Publish date: 22 July 2000

A unique clock, engraved with a Shakespearean quotation, will join the displays in the Time Gallery at the Royal Observatory Greenwich from 8 November to 6 December 2000

Publish date: 22 July 2000

On 23 October 2000, HRH The Duke of York addressed the first conference of the United Kingdom Maritime Collections Initiative (UKMCI).

Publish date: 22 July 2000

This Christmas, London will receive an extra Christmas tree from Norway. For the first time in the 54-year history of the traditional gift from Norway to Britain, a second Norwegian spruce will accompany the tree bound for Trafalgar Square, with a destination of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The tree is a gift from the Fram Museum of Oslo.

Publish date: 22 July 2000

The National Maritime Museum has won a Silver Award at the England for Excellence Awards 2000 - a showcase for the very best of tourism in England. In awarding the prize, the judges named the Museum as 'an example of excellent visitor interpretation on sustainability issues.

Publish date: 22 July 2000

Chocolate taken to Antarctica by Captain Scott's Expedition and brought back by Shackleton's goes on display in South: the Race to the Pole Exhibition

Publish date: 22 July 2000

A brand-new exhibition opens on 21 February 2001 at the National Maritime Museum, in association with the National Trust.

Publish date: 22 July 2000

The original Bath Stone model which won the competition for the design of Nelson's Column in the early nineteenth century, will go on public display for the first time in history at the National Maritime Museum in April 2001.

Publish date: 22 July 2000

Maritime London, a major new gallery in the central courtyard of the National Maritime Museum, part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, will open on Wednesday 4 April 2001. The gallery is supported by the Lloyd's of London community.

Publish date: 22 July 2000

England's first classical building, the 17th century Queen's House, in the grounds of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich will re-open to the public on 18 May 2001 with galleries for the display and interpretation of art.

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