Browse all the latest press releases from the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Queen's House below.
Choose from a superb line-up of comedians from our Pre-Edinburgh Comedy Festival.
Watch cult films at London's only planetarium in our Silver Screen Sci-Fi season: this month’s screening is 2013 film, Gravity; celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series with a talk about the fantastical technology featured and the future of space flight; and take advantage of a last chance to see the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 exhibition.
Enjoy a free tot of rum and find your sea legs at the ‘A Sailor’s Life for Me’ Late; learn about space, ships and spaceships this half-term to celebrate the Above and Beyond exhibition; and go on a walking tour to hear about the monuments to the men of the Merchant Navy, as part of the Jutland 1916: WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle exhibition season.
Create a colourful cockerel decoration this month, to celebrate Portugal Day; and help make a story ship by adding your own daring adventure.
There are just two weeks left to enter the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
Opening on 27 May 2016, Above and Beyond was created in collaboration with NASA, and is the most interactive exhibition on aerospace ever to tour. To celebrate the opening of this fascinating new exhibition, the Museum is hosting a programme of talks, family-friendly events, planetarium shows and film screenings that will focus on the themes of exploration, discovery and the future of space travel.
Watch cult films at London's only planetarium in our Silver Screen Sci-Fi season: this month’s screening is Moon (2009). Visit the Royal Observatory for the Transit of Mercury on 9 May, and be inspired by the National Maritime Museum’s new exhibition, Above and Beyond. Learn how science fiction influences the technology of space exploration at the Spaceships Above and Beyond event.
Learn about the history of aerospace with our interactive new exhibition, Above and Beyond, opening 27 May. Jutland 1916: WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle opens 20 May to mark the centenary of the largest naval battle of the conflict, with a Maritime Lecture Series focusing on Jutland. You can also enjoy events held at the Museum as part of the Greenwich Book Festival.
Create your own puppet inspired by Cutty Sark’s animals, and learn about the history of animals on board with our storyteller.
Jutland 1916: WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle opens 20 May 2016 at the National Maritime Museum to mark the centenary of the largest naval battle of the conflict – the Battle of Jutland.