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: 7 April 2017

Maritime Greenwich is marking 20 years since it was awarded World Heritage Site status with a stunning lighting event, illuminating the sites that represent over 500 years of Greenwich’s cultural heritage.

Publish date: 17 March 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) is pleased to announce a generous gift that will create a new Tudor and Stuart gallery and learning space at the National Maritime Museum (NMM). The new galleries will tell the story of Britain’s rise as a great maritime power and Greenwich’s place at the heart of this story. The gift has been generously donated by Mark Pigott KBE, industrialist and philanthropist.

Publish date: 14 March 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich has teamed up with Lewisham Shopping Centre to open Travellers' Tails, a new interactive pop-up museum, offering visitors a hands-on opportunity to explore the collection of their local museum.

Publish date: 1 March 2017

This March join the National Maritime Museum as it celebrates the start of Women’s History Month with the opening of Haenyeo: Women of the Sea, an exhibition exploring the fascinating lives of the female divers of Jeju in South Korea.

Publish date: 27 January 2017

From 14 July, the National Maritime Museum (NMM) will host a major exhibition, developed by the Canadian Museum of History (CMH) in partnership with the Museum, exploring the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition – a mystery that still remains unsolved today.

Publish date: 4 January 2017

Anyone named Emma can gain free entry to Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity on the weekend of 14 January.

Publish date: 15 September 2016

Chinese photographer Yu Jun has beaten thousands of amateur and professional photographers from around the globe to win the title of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016. As well as securing the £10,000 top prize, his image takes pride of place in the exhibition of winning photographs opening at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on 17 September 2016.

Publish date: 5 September 2016

Watch cult films at London's only planetarium in our Silver Screen Sci-Fi season. This month’s screening is the 1956 film, Forbidden Planet, and enjoy An Evening with the Stars in our special after dark experience.

Publish date: 5 September 2016

Highlights include the opening of Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity on 3 November, with a season of Emma-themed events, including a night of indulgence at our Late: Seduction and Celebrity; and a chance to learn about the history of the recently re-opened Queen’s House in the Maritime Lecture Series and a special Study Day.

Publish date: 5 September 2016

Witness one of the most moving operas of all time underneath the ship as OperaUpClose present La Bohème, and come along to Kids in Museums Takeover Day as school children host events for toddlers.