Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich Join us to discover the world's most epic exploration stories, from the sea to the stars. The National Maritime Museum was formally established by Act of Parliament in 1934 and opened to the public by King George VI on 27 April 1937.

The Museum has the most important holdings in the world on the history of Britain at sea, including maritime art (both British and 17th-century Dutch), cartography, manuscripts including official public records, ship models and plans, scientific and navigational instruments, time-keeping and astronomy (based at the Observatory), and in many other categories.

The Museum has the most important holdings in the world on the history of Britain at sea, including maritime art (both British and 17th-century Dutch), cartography, manuscripts including official public records, ship models and plans, scientific and navigational instruments, time-keeping and astronomy (based at the Observatory), and in many other categories.

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Sunday to Funday it’s only a short ride to Greenwich away ⚓ 🌊 Come to the National Maritime Museum and explore our colle...
24/09/2021

Sunday to Funday it’s only a short ride to Greenwich away ⚓ 🌊 Come to the National Maritime Museum and explore our collections through hands on creative activities led by an artist facilitator!

👌 Suitable for all ages and abilities!

👉 Find out more: https://bit.ly/Discover-Sundays

Sunday to Funday it’s only a short ride to Greenwich away ⚓ 🌊 Come to the National Maritime Museum and explore our collections through hands on creative activities led by an artist facilitator!

👌 Suitable for all ages and abilities!

👉 Find out more: https://bit.ly/Discover-Sundays

Astronomical autumn is here 🍁 Tonight at 8.21pm BST marks the autumn equinox, a point in the year when the Sun illuminat...
22/09/2021

Astronomical autumn is here 🍁

Tonight at 8.21pm BST marks the autumn equinox, a point in the year when the Sun illuminates the northern and southern hemispheres equally.

During the autumn equinox, day and night will be around the same length.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/Autumn-Equinox

Astronomical autumn is here 🍁

Tonight at 8.21pm BST marks the autumn equinox, a point in the year when the Sun illuminates the northern and southern hemispheres equally.

During the autumn equinox, day and night will be around the same length.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/Autumn-Equinox

Look out for a full Moon tonight! 🌕 Reaching its peak tomorrow morning at 12.54am, September’s Moon is known as a Corn o...
20/09/2021

Look out for a full Moon tonight! 🌕 Reaching its peak tomorrow morning at 12.54am, September’s Moon is known as a Corn or Harvest Moon. 🌽

📷 This image titled ‘The Full Moon in Moscow’ was taken by Anna Kaunis. It was shortlisted for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021 competition.

See the new exhibition: https://bit.ly/APY_13

Look out for a full Moon tonight! 🌕 Reaching its peak tomorrow morning at 12.54am, September’s Moon is known as a Corn or Harvest Moon. 🌽

📷 This image titled ‘The Full Moon in Moscow’ was taken by Anna Kaunis. It was shortlisted for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021 competition.

See the new exhibition: https://bit.ly/APY_13

On Wednesday, join us online for the final session of #NeedleOnSkin 💘We'll continue exploring tattooing history with one...
19/09/2021

On Wednesday, join us online for the final session of #NeedleOnSkin 💘

We'll continue exploring tattooing history with one of the first female tattooists in the UK, Dorothy Shaw (née Heywood), and Tattoo historian Terry Manton⚓

https://bit.ly/Needle-on-Skin

On Wednesday, join us online for the final session of #NeedleOnSkin 💘

We'll continue exploring tattooing history with one of the first female tattooists in the UK, Dorothy Shaw (née Heywood), and Tattoo historian Terry Manton⚓

https://bit.ly/Needle-on-Skin

One week to go! Get tickets while you still can and join us in welcoming back live music to Cutty Sark with Joe Danks an...
18/09/2021

One week to go! Get tickets while you still can and join us in welcoming back live music to Cutty Sark with Joe Danks and his Seaspeak album ⛵

Recorded over two days at Royal Museums Greenwich, this is a perfect chance and setting to hear it all, plus more!

Tickets 👉 https://bit.ly/JoeDanks

One week to go! Get tickets while you still can and join us in welcoming back live music to Cutty Sark with Joe Danks and his Seaspeak album ⛵

Recorded over two days at Royal Museums Greenwich, this is a perfect chance and setting to hear it all, plus more!

Tickets 👉 https://bit.ly/JoeDanks

🎂 Age 13-16📍Live/study in Greenwich? 👩‍🎨 Love art?Sign up to our weekly Saturday Art Club!Make new friends, visit galler...
17/09/2021

🎂 Age 13-16
📍Live/study in Greenwich?
👩‍🎨 Love art?

Sign up to our weekly Saturday Art Club!

Make new friends, visit galleries and exhibit your own work all for free 👉 https://bit.ly/3nskLqt

🎂 Age 13-16
📍Live/study in Greenwich?
👩‍🎨 Love art?

Sign up to our weekly Saturday Art Club!

Make new friends, visit galleries and exhibit your own work all for free 👉 https://bit.ly/3nskLqt

New in: exclusive astrophotography prints! 📸 ✨Create your own gallery wall, from our handpicked selection of stunning im...
17/09/2021

New in: exclusive astrophotography prints! 📸 ✨

Create your own gallery wall, from our handpicked selection of stunning imagery from this year's #APY13 competition, and select a custom size and frame to suit.

Shop the range: https://bit.ly/astro-prints

New in: exclusive astrophotography prints! 📸 ✨

Create your own gallery wall, from our handpicked selection of stunning imagery from this year's #APY13 competition, and select a custom size and frame to suit.

Shop the range: https://bit.ly/astro-prints

The winner of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021 has been announced! Congratulations Shuchang D**g for 'The Golden ...
17/09/2021

The winner of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021 has been announced! Congratulations Shuchang D**g for 'The Golden Ring' 🏆

"I saw dark clouds all over the sky," D**g recalls. "We were waiting with anxious minds but we were lucky. Within a minute of the annular eclipse, the sunshine penetrated through the clouds."

Read more about all the winning images: https://bit.ly/apy13-winners

The winner of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021 has been announced! Congratulations Shuchang D**g for 'The Golden Ring' 🏆

"I saw dark clouds all over the sky," D**g recalls. "We were waiting with anxious minds but we were lucky. Within a minute of the annular eclipse, the sunshine penetrated through the clouds."

Read more about all the winning images: https://bit.ly/apy13-winners

16/09/2021
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards 2021

Discover who will be crowned this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year at our online awards ceremony.

Join us for a glittering night of astrophotography, discover the stories behind this year's images, and find out who will take home the grand prize.

Hosted by impersonator and BBC Sky At Night columnist Jon Culshaw and Royal Observatory astronomer Emily Drabek-Maunder, this year's event will be live for anyone to join online.

Find out more: http://rmg.co.uk/astroawards
#APY13

15/09/2021
Queen's House Ice Rink

❄The Queen's House Ice Rink is back!❄

We're excited to announce that our beautiful open-air ice rink is returning from 18 November–9 January in the stunning setting of historic Greenwich 🏛

We can't wait to welcome you to this magical setting, so get your skates on and book now to avoid disappointment 👉 https://bit.ly/QH_IceRink

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Are you aged 15-18 and live/study in Greenwich?🌊 Why not sign up to our 3 day Young Creatives project this October half ...
15/09/2021

Are you aged 15-18 and live/study in Greenwich?🌊

Why not sign up to our 3 day Young Creatives project this October half term and work with a musician to explore climate change 🌏

Make new friends and showcase your work all for free! 👉https://bit.ly/394aVmk

Are you aged 15-18 and live/study in Greenwich?🌊

Why not sign up to our 3 day Young Creatives project this October half term and work with a musician to explore climate change 🌏

Make new friends and showcase your work all for free! 👉https://bit.ly/394aVmk

Less than 2 weeks to go! Experience new and beautiful sounds with Cutty Sark Concerts🎻 @JoeDanksMusic will be joined by ...
14/09/2021

Less than 2 weeks to go! Experience new and beautiful sounds with Cutty Sark Concerts🎻

@JoeDanksMusic will be joined by some of the UK’s top folk musicians, underneath the ship's beautiful hull, for a night not to be missed! ✨

Tickets 👉 https://bit.ly/JoeDanks

Less than 2 weeks to go! Experience new and beautiful sounds with Cutty Sark Concerts🎻

@JoeDanksMusic will be joined by some of the UK’s top folk musicians, underneath the ship's beautiful hull, for a night not to be missed! ✨

Tickets 👉 https://bit.ly/JoeDanks

What's your favorite Potato dish?🥔Tomorrow night is all about the potato! Join us online as we discuss the history and h...
13/09/2021

What's your favorite Potato dish?🥔

Tomorrow night is all about the potato! Join us online as we discuss the history and heritage of the humble spud. We will be joined by Food Historian and author, Rebecca Earle and renowned chef and author Romy Gill
https://bit.ly/HumbleSpud

What's your favorite Potato dish?🥔

Tomorrow night is all about the potato! Join us online as we discuss the history and heritage of the humble spud. We will be joined by Food Historian and author, Rebecca Earle and renowned chef and author Romy Gill
https://bit.ly/HumbleSpud

This ship's biscuit (inscribed with a love note!) shows signs of damage by larvae. Discover how our conservation team ke...
12/09/2021

This ship's biscuit (inscribed with a love note!) shows signs of damage by larvae.

Discover how our conservation team kept edible items safe from pests while the museum was closed, as we explore the #HeritageOpenDays theme of #EdibleEngland on our blog: https://bit.ly/EdibleItemsNMM

This ship's biscuit (inscribed with a love note!) shows signs of damage by larvae.

Discover how our conservation team kept edible items safe from pests while the museum was closed, as we explore the #HeritageOpenDays theme of #EdibleEngland on our blog: https://bit.ly/EdibleItemsNMM

What's the connection between this bizarre invention and this hairy book?🤔 Find out and discover more weird and wonderfu...
11/09/2021

What's the connection between this bizarre invention and this hairy book?🤔

Find out and discover more weird and wonderful rare items from the Library and Archive collections that are available for researchers to consult in our latest #CairdLibrary blog: https://bit.ly/CairdBlogSept

Get set for a whole year of stargazing! 🌟The bestselling handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from ...
11/09/2021

Get set for a whole year of stargazing! 🌟

The bestselling handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. Written and illustrated by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion, and approved by the astronomers of Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Get set for a whole year of stargazing! 🌟

The bestselling handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. Written and illustrated by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion, and approved by the astronomers of Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Something very exciting has arrived outside the National Maritime Museum… ⛵️ Head to the Romney Road Entrance to see Col...
10/09/2021

Something very exciting has arrived outside the National Maritime Museum… ⛵️

Head to the Romney Road Entrance to see Collective Spirit: a working vessel, floating archive and work of art. The boat is made from more than 1,200 treasured wooden objects, donated by members of the public.

Take a look: https://bit.ly/CollectiveSpirit

📷 Toby Adamson and Michael Austen

Something very exciting has arrived outside the National Maritime Museum… ⛵️

Head to the Romney Road Entrance to see Collective Spirit: a working vessel, floating archive and work of art. The boat is made from more than 1,200 treasured wooden objects, donated by members of the public.

Take a look: https://bit.ly/CollectiveSpirit

📷 Toby Adamson and Michael Austen

One week to go until the #APY13 awards ceremony! ✨ 🔭 📸 Who will win this year's title of Astronomy Photographer of the Y...
09/09/2021

One week to go until the #APY13 awards ceremony! ✨ 🔭 📸

Who will win this year's title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year? Tune in to find out: https://bit.ly/APY-13-awards

📷: Harmony by Stefan Liebermann

One week to go until the #APY13 awards ceremony! ✨ 🔭 📸

Who will win this year's title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year? Tune in to find out: https://bit.ly/APY-13-awards

📷: Harmony by Stefan Liebermann

Tonight’s the night when TV stars come to Greenwich for the National Television Awards. 🌟 To mark the occasion, take a l...
09/09/2021

Tonight’s the night when TV stars come to Greenwich for the National Television Awards. 🌟

To mark the occasion, take a look at some of the area’s most iconic filming locations. 📺 🎬

Discover more: https://bit.ly/FilmingLocationsGreenwich

Tonight’s the night when TV stars come to Greenwich for the National Television Awards. 🌟

To mark the occasion, take a look at some of the area’s most iconic filming locations. 📺 🎬

Discover more: https://bit.ly/FilmingLocationsGreenwich

08/09/2021
#MakingASplashPod

In this clip from Amber Butchart's #MakingASplashPod, Amber and Dr Matt Lodder get into the motivations behind tattoos ⚓

Both will speak tomorrow in week 2 of Needle On Skin, our online course exploring tattooing histories and culture 🧜‍♀️

Join us: https://bit.ly/Needle-on-Skin

Today, we celebrate the actions of Grace Darling. #OnThisDay in 1838 she spotted a wreck and rowed with her father into ...
07/09/2021

Today, we celebrate the actions of Grace Darling. #OnThisDay in 1838 she spotted a wreck and rowed with her father into a storm to save survivors from the steamship Forfarshire, which was wrecked off the Farne Islands.

She became a national hero, with the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography listing her as ‘Grace Darling, heroine.’

Find out more: https://bit.ly/GraceDarlingRMG

Today, we celebrate the actions of Grace Darling. #OnThisDay in 1838 she spotted a wreck and rowed with her father into a storm to save survivors from the steamship Forfarshire, which was wrecked off the Farne Islands.

She became a national hero, with the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography listing her as ‘Grace Darling, heroine.’

Find out more: https://bit.ly/GraceDarlingRMG

07/09/2021
Thoughts on Elizabeth I

#OnThisDay in 1533, Elizabeth I was born at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich 👑

The palace may no longer be standing, but you can still see some of the most famous portraits of the Queen on display in our current exhibition, #TudorsToWindsors.

Here, students from Lewisham College give their thoughts on the Ditchley Portrait of Elizabeth I: https://bit.ly/TudorWindsorPortraits
National Portrait Gallery

Back to school in style ⛵️Dating from after 1843, this print depicts a drill ship, which was used for sea exercises at G...
06/09/2021

Back to school in style ⛵️

Dating from after 1843, this print depicts a drill ship, which was used for sea exercises at Greenwich Hospital School.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/GreenwichHospitalSchool

Back to school in style ⛵️

Dating from after 1843, this print depicts a drill ship, which was used for sea exercises at Greenwich Hospital School.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/GreenwichHospitalSchool

Pre-order with us and own it first! 🪐We'll send your Astronomy Photographer of the Year catalogue the day after the awar...
04/09/2021

Pre-order with us and own it first! 🪐

We'll send your Astronomy Photographer of the Year catalogue the day after the awards ceremony on 16th September, two weeks before this title goes on general release from 30th September.

Click to reserve yours!

#APY13

Pre-order with us and own it first! 🪐

We'll send your Astronomy Photographer of the Year catalogue the day after the awards ceremony on 16th September, two weeks before this title goes on general release from 30th September.

Click to reserve yours!

#APY13

Oliver Cromwell died #OnThisDay in 1658, aged 59. A wax mould was then made of his face, from which several plaster-cast...
03/09/2021

Oliver Cromwell died #OnThisDay in 1658, aged 59. A wax mould was then made of his face, from which several plaster-casts were made.

Cromwell held the title Lord Protector, and refused the crown during his life, but aspects of his funeral resembled those of previous kings. See this cast in #TudorsToWindsors, our exhibition of royal portraits: https://bit.ly/Tudors-Windsors

Image: National Portrait Gallery

Oliver Cromwell died #OnThisDay in 1658, aged 59. A wax mould was then made of his face, from which several plaster-casts were made.

Cromwell held the title Lord Protector, and refused the crown during his life, but aspects of his funeral resembled those of previous kings. See this cast in #TudorsToWindsors, our exhibition of royal portraits: https://bit.ly/Tudors-Windsors

Image: National Portrait Gallery

#OnThisDay in 1878, around 640 people lost their lives when the paddle steamer Princess Alice sank in the Thames. Find o...
03/09/2021

#OnThisDay in 1878, around 640 people lost their lives when the paddle steamer Princess Alice sank in the Thames.

Find out more about Britain’s worst inland waterway tragedy: https://bit.ly/PrincessAliceDisaster

#OnThisDay in 1878, around 640 people lost their lives when the paddle steamer Princess Alice sank in the Thames.

Find out more about Britain’s worst inland waterway tragedy: https://bit.ly/PrincessAliceDisaster

👉 Teachers: Join our CPD event to inspire your pupils to unlock their voices and command an audience. Discover how schoo...
02/09/2021

👉 Teachers: Join our CPD event to inspire your pupils to unlock their voices and command an audience.

Discover how schools were supported to develop a deeper understanding of heritage and make 21st century connections to the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I.

Tues 19 Oct | Book your free ticket: https://bit.ly/inclusive-histories
Open to all secondary school teachers.
National Lottery Heritage Fund | Speakers Trust

👉 Teachers: Join our CPD event to inspire your pupils to unlock their voices and command an audience.

Discover how schools were supported to develop a deeper understanding of heritage and make 21st century connections to the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I.

Tues 19 Oct | Book your free ticket: https://bit.ly/inclusive-histories
Open to all secondary school teachers.
National Lottery Heritage Fund | Speakers Trust

Where can you hear a hurdy-gurdy, accordion, fiddle and violin alongside beautiful vocals?🎻👉 Cutty Sark, the 25th Septem...
02/09/2021

Where can you hear a hurdy-gurdy, accordion, fiddle and violin alongside beautiful vocals?🎻

👉 Cutty Sark, the 25th September, that's where! Join us with former Royal Museums Greenwich Musician-in-Residence Joe Danks for a night of music (and a little Morris dancing) inspired by our maritime collection ⚓

Tickets: https://bit.ly/JoeDanks

Where can you hear a hurdy-gurdy, accordion, fiddle and violin alongside beautiful vocals?🎻

👉 Cutty Sark, the 25th September, that's where! Join us with former Royal Museums Greenwich Musician-in-Residence Joe Danks for a night of music (and a little Morris dancing) inspired by our maritime collection ⚓

Tickets: https://bit.ly/JoeDanks

Vibrant art from students at Greenwich schools and partner schools in Accra, Ghana, is now on display at the National Ma...
01/09/2021

Vibrant art from students at Greenwich schools and partner schools in Accra, Ghana, is now on display at the National Maritime Museum 🎨

As part of Thames Festival Trust's Rivers of the World project, delivered in partnership with British Council, they have made wonderful artworks in response to local river environments 💦

More: https://bit.ly/RiversWrld

There’s lots to discover in the night sky this month, including...🌌 The wonders of the Milky Way 🌒 The Moon, Mercury and...
01/09/2021

There’s lots to discover in the night sky this month, including...

🌌 The wonders of the Milky Way
🌒 The Moon, Mercury and Venus
🍁 Autumnal equinox

Find out more: https://bit.ly/NightSkyHighlightsSeptember

📷 Milky Way shining over Atashkooh © Masoud Ghadiri

There’s lots to discover in the night sky this month, including...

🌌 The wonders of the Milky Way
🌒 The Moon, Mercury and Venus
🍁 Autumnal equinox

Find out more: https://bit.ly/NightSkyHighlightsSeptember

📷 Milky Way shining over Atashkooh © Masoud Ghadiri

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An epic place of exploration

Join us to discover the world's most epic exploration stories, from the sea to the stars.

A top-10 UK visitor attraction, Royal Museums Greenwich is home to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the iconic historic sailing ship Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House art gallery.

All our attractions are located within London’s UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich.

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