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: 18 August 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich is going Totally Thames. Join us and the Totally Thames Festival in celebrating London's most eminent character with an unmissable month of lates, lectures, performances and more.

Publish date: 18 August 2016

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.

Publish date: 12 August 2016

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.

Publish date: 4 August 2016

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.

Publish date: 3 August 2016

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.

Publish date: 3 August 2016

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.

Publish date: 28 July 2016

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).

Publish date: 27 July 2016

Awards announced 15 September 2016; exhibition of winning images opens 17 September 2016.

Publish date: 22 July 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.

Publish date: 22 July 2016

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.