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International Slavery Remembrance Day at the National Maritime Museum – 23 August 2014
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 at the Royal Observatory Greenwich: shortlisted images to this year's competition revealed
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Talks and Events at Royal Museums Greenwich, Summer 2014
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Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
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August Events at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
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Total Eclipse: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 Welcomes Record-Breaking Number of Entries
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August Family Events at the National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House, Greenwich
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August Family Events at Cutty Sark
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The Art and Science of Exploration, 1768-80
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Rozanne Hawksley: War and Memory
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July Family Events at the National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House, Greenwich
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July Events at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
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July Family Events at Cutty Sark
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June Events at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
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June Family Events at the National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House, Greenwich
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June Family Events at Cutty Sark
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Royal Museums Greenwich Acquires Extraordinary Map Charted on Uniform Belonging to Captain James Cook
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Royal Observatory Greenwich Discovers Unconventional Use of Historical Object
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Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude
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Longitude Punk’d: Steampunks take over the Royal Observatory Greenwich
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March Family Events at ‘Cutty Sark’
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March Family Events at the National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House, Greenwich
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War Artists at Sea
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Guiding Lights: 500 Years of Trinity House and Safety at Sea
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Shooting Stars: Global Search for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 Begins
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February Family Events at 'Cutty Sark'
Celebrate Chinese New Year with our special workshops.
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February Family Events at the National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House, Greenwich
Celebrate Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Horse with our special workshops and performances.
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February Events at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with our special Valentine’s Evening with the Stars night-time observing session See spectacular views of space as our Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition continues
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Stars of Stage and Screen Come to Greenwich for the Opening of the National Maritime Museum’s Turner and The Sea Exhibition
Turner and the Sea was officially opened by writer-director Mike Leigh, director of the forthcoming film about J.M.W. Turner.
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National Maritime Museum secures one of the most celebrated collections of shipwreck images in the world
RMG today acquired the Gibson archive, a world-renowned and nationally significant collection of photographic and archive material.
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Britain and the Sea: new BBC One series made in partnership with the National Maritime Museum
David Dimbleby explores the history and majesty of Britain’s coastline in a new BBC One series Britain and the Sea made in partnership with the National Maritime Museum (NMM).
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2014 Exhibitions at Royal Museums Greenwich: the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, Queen’s House and Royal Observatory Greenwich
2014 is a year of anniversaries at RMG, with centenaries and quincentenaries marked through thought-provoking art, beautiful objects and compelling storytelling.
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Stubbs's kangaroo and dingo paintings saved for the nation
£1.5m donation from Eyal Ofer family helps secure the future of Stubbs’s 'Kongouro from New Holland' and 'Portrait of a Large Dog' for the National Maritime Museum.
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December and January Events at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
Highlights include our special night-time observing sessions, 'An Evening with the Stars'.
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December and January Family Events at the National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House, Greenwich
Fun-filled holiday activities exploring the art of seascapes, to celebrate our 'Turner and the Sea' exhibition.
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December and January Family Events at Cutty Sark
Highlights this month include Christmassy crafts and discovering what Cutty Sark carried around the world.
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year at the Royal Observatory Greenwich – 2013 Winners Announced
Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten amateurs and professionals to the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013.
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National Maritime Museum announces appeal to acquire two major works by George Stubbs
The National Maritime Museum, London has announced a £1.5M appeal to acquire two oil paintings, Kongouro from New Holland and Portrait of a Large Dog, by the celebrated British artist George Stubbs.
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International Slavery Remembrance Day at the National Maritime Museum – 23 August 2013
The Museum will mark 2013’s International Slavery Remembrance Day with a series of free family-friendly events.
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 at the Royal Observatory Greenwich: Shortlisted Images from this Year’s Competition Revealed
Over 1200 spectacular entries from enthusiastic amateurs and professional photographers were submitted to this year's competition.
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Yinka Shonibare MBE at Greenwich
This autumn RMG presents a series of works by the critically acclaimed artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.
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Turner and the Sea at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
'Turner and the Sea' is the first full-scale examination of J.M.W Turner’s lifelong fascination with the sea.
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Vote for Cutty Sark to Win a National Lottery Award
The Cutty Sark Conservation Project has been shortlisted in this year’s prestigious National Lottery Awards.
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Cutty Sark Wins a RIBA Regional Award
Cutty Sark has been announced as a RIBA Regional Award 2013 winner.
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Deadline approaches for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013
There are just two weeks to go until the entry deadline for the Royal Observatory’s 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
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Nelson, Navy, Nation: the story of the Royal Navy and the British people, 1688–1815
A new gallery exploring the Navy’s impact upon ordinary people.
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Visions of the Universe at Royal Museums Greenwich
Awe-inspiring images of space in an exhibition looking at our understanding of our place in the cosmos.
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Statue of Yuri Gagarin to be unveiled at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on 7 March 2013
Terrace overlooking Greenwich Park to be renamed in honour of the celebrated Russian cosmonaut...
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The Garden of England – Alice Kettle at the Queen’s House, Greenwich
Acclaimed British textile artist Alice Kettle creates three specially commissioned works for the Queen’s House this spring.
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Alien Revolution at Royal Observatory Greenwich
Are we alone in this Universe? If aliens exist, would they be friendly or hostile? Have they in fact, already visited Earth?
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Shooting Stars: Global Search for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 Begins
The annual global search begins today for the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos.
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BBC Stargazing Live 2013 Event Heads to London for a Special Celebration of Astronomy
BBC TWO’S 'Stargazing Live' will mark its return by hosting a stellar event in Greenwich to encourage everyone to make the most of the night sky.
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Cutty Sark wins 2012 British Guild of Travel Writers Award for Best UK Tourism Project
Cutty Sark has been named best new tourism project in the UK at the 2012 British Guild of Travel Writers Awards. The awards were announced last night at an event at the Savoy Hotel in London.
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National Maritime Museum puts Nelson’s Column on display (not that one…)
In time for Trafalgar Day on 21 October, a unique object linking the sporting success of London 2012 with the naval victory of 1805, is displayed in the NMM
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2013 Exhibitions at Royal Museums Greenwich
2013 exhibitions looking to the sea and the stars, the past and the future with a packed schedule of exhibitions, openings and events across four world-class venues in Greenwich.
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
The competition is now in its fourth year and continues to go from strength to strength.
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Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea
A rare opportunity to see the pioneering work of photographer Ansel Adams exhibited on a large scale in the UK.
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100,000th visitor steps aboard newly re-opened 'Cutty Sark'
Cutty Sark welcomed her 100,000th visitor since re-opening after an extensive six-year conservation project.
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Contemporary Arts meet Cutting-Edge Science: Lynette Wallworth, Wolfgang Tillmans and Matthew Luck Galpin at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
The ROG is showcasing the work of three contemporary artists as part of its Transit Season of exhibitions and events.
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Permanent new home secured for Nelson's Ship in a Bottle at the National Maritime Museum (Art Fund press release)
We are delighted to announce that thanks to the generosity of many individuals, the fundraising appeal to buy Yinka Shonibare, MBE’s sculpture Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle for the National Maritime Museum and ensure it remains on permanent display has been a success.
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Her Majesty The Queen Reopens Cutty Sark on 25 April 2012
On 25 April HM The Queen, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, will officially re-open 'Cutty Sark'.
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National Maritime Museum secures Heritage Lottery Fund support
The Museum has received a HLF grant for Ebb and Flow, a new project for 13-21 year olds from the borough of Greenwich.
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Measuring the Universe: From the Transit of Venus to the Edge of the Cosmos – At the Royal Observatory Greenwich
To mark the 2012 transit of Venus, the ROG hosts a programme of events and a free exhibition.
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Shooting Stars: Global Search for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 Begins
The ROG in association with Sky at Night Magazine, launches its 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
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Royal Museums Greenwich – New Group Title for the National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House and Royal Observatory, Greenwich
HM The Queen has formally approved Royal Museums Greenwich as the new overall title for the Museum, Queen’s House and Royal Observatory, Greenwich.
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Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames – the National Maritime Museum's contribution to the celebrations of Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee
'Royal River' is the NMM's contribution to the celebrations of Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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'Titanic' remembered – National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, marks the centenary of the RMS 'Titanic' disaster
The Museum marks the centenary of the sinking of RMS 'Titanic' with a small exhibition and events programme.
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'Arctic Convoys, 1941–1945' at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
The NMM marks the 70th anniversary of the first Allied Arctic convoys to Russia with an exhibition about this gruelling campaign.
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'Traders Unpacked' at the National Maritime Museum
This autumn the NMM delves into the fascinating story of the East India Company, and looks at the mark this extraordinary company has left on modern Britain and around the world.
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year at the Royal Observatory Greenwich – 2011 Winners Announced
Amateur astronomer Damian Peach has become the first British entrant to win the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
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About the Traders gallery
A new gallery at the NMM explores the history and continuing relevance of Britain’s trade with Asia.
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Traders: the East India Company and Asia at the National Maritime Museum
A new gallery at the NMM explores the history and continuing relevance of Britain’s trade with Asia.
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The Heritage Lottery Fund funded Conservation Skills Initiative is underway at the NMM
CSI has been created to give experience working with conservators at the NMM's Conservation Department.
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Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames, Sponsored by Barclays
A major new exhibition for summer 2012, sponsored by Barclays and guest curated by David Starkey.
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Black holes, violent impacts and time travel: Royal Observatory Greenwich teams up with leading space scientists for Summer Science in the Planetarium
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is teaming up with some of the UK’s leading research astronomers this summer as the popular Summer Science in the Planetarium events return for a second year.
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The National Maritime Museum’s Sammy Ofer Wing opens 14 July 2011
This July the National Maritime Museum will open the Sammy Ofer Wing, a transformative £35m capital project which sets a new strategic direction for the Museum.
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High Arctic at the National Maritime Museum
In July 2011 the NMM, in collaboration with United Visual Artists and Cape Farewell presents 'High Arctic: an Expedition Experience'.
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Impact Season at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
The launch of Impact Season at the ROG will explore some of the biggest explosions in history.
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Re-introduction of admission charges to Flamsteed House and the Meridian Courtyard
From 8 March, the Royal Observatory, Greenwich will be introducing charges for part of its site.
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Shooting Stars: Global Search for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011 Begins
Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition opens today – the annual global search for the best visions of the cosmos.
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Public spot significant Solar Storm heading for Earth this week, in first for online Solar Stormwatch project
For the first time scientists have used data analysed by the public for a real-time prediction of a solar storm.
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Waterline: Cruising Photography 1925–1970
A new exhibition celebrating conga lines, shark fishing, lifeboat drills, Victorian fancy dress and sumptuous banquets at sea.
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich - Winners Announced
American Tom Lowe has beaten amateur and professional photographers to win the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2010.
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Over 400 drawings from the National Maritime Museum's collection available online for the first time
The newly digitized drawings from the 18th-19th centuries are glimpses of tropical islands, exotic cities and indigenous peoples.
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich: Exhibition of winning images opens 10 September 2010
From vast nebulae to the intimacy of an evening’s star gazing, the images reflect our enduring fascination with the night sky.
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Final countdown begins to the Greatest ‘Launch’ at Chatham since HMS 'Victory'
The ‘launch’ of No. 1 Smithery has moved a step closer with the arrival of models from the NMM and IWM.
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Sir Stanley Spencer exhibition to launch No.1 Smithery
An exhibition of paintings by Sir Stanley Spencer marks the launch of No.1 Smithery, at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham.
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National Maritime Museum secures £123,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant towards Skills for the Future Project
The HLF has announced a Skills for the Future grant towards the NMM's Conservation Skills Initiative project.
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Greenwich Film Festival at the National Maritime Museum
This July the NMM will host three special film screenings as part of the Greenwich Film Festival.
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Boats that Built Britain at the National Maritime Museum this summer
Boats that Built Britain is a new exhibition and lecture series at the NMM, exploring our maritime stories from the 15th to 20th centuries.
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Scientists launch Solar Stormwatch to ask public for help in understanding the Sun
The ROG in partnership with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Zooniverse are launching Solar Stormwatch.
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Astronomy events at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
The ROG's Solar Season continues throughout April with more opportunities to learn about the Sun.
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New Planetarium show: Secrets of the Sun opens at the Royal Obeservatory, Greenwich
This new Planetarium show takes visitors on a journey that reveals the Sun to be far more dynamic than its steadfast presence in the sky suggests.
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Greenwich to become Royal Borough
Greenwich Council is honoured and delighted that Her Majesty the Queen has bestowed the status of Royal Borough upon Greenwich, to take effect in the year of the Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
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Royal Observatory, Greenwich and National Maritime Museum win two Gold Awards at the Visit London Awards 2009
On 5 November, the ROG and NMM scooped two major awards at the glittering Visit London Awards 2009.
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National Maritime Museum secures £5m Heritage Lottery Fund grant towards Sammy Ofer Wing project
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has confirmed a grant of £5M to the National Maritime Museum’s project to develop a major new wing.
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National Maritime Museum – Sammy Ofer KBE unveils cornerstone of new archive and exhibition wing
Sammy Ofer the international shipping magnate and philanthropist unveiled the cornerstone of the NMM's new wing.
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2009 Winners Announced
Martin Pugh was named as Astronomy Photographer of the Year on 9 September at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.
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National Maritime Museum gets go-ahead for major new wing
The NMM has appointed Bovis Lend Lease as the main construction contractor for the Museum's Sammy Ofer Wing project.
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New Planetarium show
Ice Worlds takes audiences on a journey to Arctic and Antarctic regions and the frozen planets near Earth.
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North-West Passage exhibition reveals Arctic fascination
The centuries-old British endeavour to find the ‘passage round the pole’ is revealed.
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Record-breaking year for visitor figures and fundraising at National Maritime Museum
2007-08 was a remarkable year for the National Maritime Museum.
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Royal Observatory launches International Year of Astronomy programme
January 2009 launches the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009), a year-long celebration of astronomy.
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New Visions: Contemporary art at the National Maritime Museum
In January 2008, the NMM opens the first solo UK exhibition of American artist Renée Green.
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Prime Minister appoints two new Trustees
The Prime Minister has appointed Sir Robert Crawford CBE and Mrs Linda Hutchinson as Trustees of the National Maritime Museum for a period of four years from 15 September 2008.
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National Maritime Museum secures £5m award from Heritage Lottery Fund for Sammy Ofer Wing Project
The Museum’s project to develop a major new wing has been further helped with a commitment of £5m from the HLF.
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Celebrating 250th birthday of Nelson, 1758–2008: Free gallery tours
On 29 September 2008, NMM commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson.
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Understanding Slavery Initiative resources and programmes support teaching around transatlantic slavery
From September 2008, teaching the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition in British history becomes a compulsory component of the curriculum.
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Open House at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
On Saturday 20 September 2008, the Royal Observatory, Greenwich holds a day of free historical and architectural talks and guided tours as part of Open House Weekend.
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Open Weekend: Celebrating the launch of the Cultural Olympiad
Celebrate the launch of the Cultural Olympiad at the National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Naval College.
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Royal Observatory, Greenwich appoints Black Hole specialist Marek Kukula as Public Astronomer
Dr Marek Kukula, distant galaxies and quasar expert, has been appointed the new Public Astronomer.
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Beside the Seaside: snapshots of British coastal life, 1880–1950
The exhibition captures both working life and early tourism along the British coast, 1880–1950.
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Royal Observatory wins RIBA award
The Royal Observatory has won a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) award.
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£20m individual donation for National Maritime Museum launches plans for major new wing
The National Maritime Museum is delighted to announce today that it has received a donation of £20m towards the creation of a major new wing at the heart of its Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. This substantial gift has been made by the shipping magnate and philanthropist Sammy Ofer.
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Turmoil and Tranquillity: The sea through the eyes of Dutch and Flemish masters, 1550 – 1700
The exceptional quality of the Museum’s collection of maritime paintings from the Netherlands is showcased in this exhibition.
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New Visions Exhibition: Simon Patterson, The Undersea World and Other Stories
Simon Patterson as the next exhibition in the New Visions series of contemporary art commissions and exhibitions.
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Museum unfurls oldest Union command flag
Members of the Museum’s conservation team yesterday unfurled a vast Union flag on the floor of the Queen’s House.
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Jason Lewis completes 13-year circumnavigation of globe at Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Jason Lewis completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich on 6 October 2007.
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National Maritime Museum launches New ‘Atlantic Worlds’ Gallery
The National Maritime Museum opens 'Atlantic Worlds', a new permanent gallery on 30 November 2007.
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New Visions Exhibition: Esther Shalev-Gerz, 'Echoes in Memory: the Queen’s House, Greenwich'
The National Maritime Museum (NMM) presents the Lithuanian-French artist Esther Shalev-Gerz as the next commission in the New Visions series of contemporary art exhibitions and commissions
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Appointment of a new Director for the National Maritime Museum
Lord Sterling, Chairman of the National Maritime Museum Trustees, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Kevin Fewster as Director of the National Maritime Museum.
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Reopening of the new Royal Observatory, Greenwich
The National Maritime Museum has opened the £16-million redevelopment of the Royal Observatory
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Sailor chic - fashion's love affair with the sea: New summer exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, 25 July - 2 December 2007
The NMM will open an exhibition about the influence of sailors' clothing on fashion
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Courses and talks
The Slave Trade Abolition Bill was passed through Parliament on 25 March 1807. The Museum will mark this year with a range of events including film, poetry, music, conferences, discussion and specially tailored family activities.
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Contemporary commemoration
The Slave Trade Abolition Bill was passed through Parliament on 25 March 1807. The Museum will mark this year with a range of events including film, poetry, music, conferences, discussion and specially tailored family activities.
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Lawrence Weiner, 'Inherent in the Rhumb Line' Exhibition: 22 March 2007–9 December 2007
The National Maritime Museum (NMM) has invited Lawrence Weiner to open a new exhibition at the Museum called Inherent in the Rhumb Line, as part of its New Visions programme of contemporary art. The exhibition explores the contraction and expansion of the rhumb line, in a series of works specially commissioned by NMM.
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Royal Observatory receives award for museum excellence
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich (ROG) has been awarded the Society for the History of Technology’s prestigious 2006 Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits for its new Time Galleries.
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National Maritime Museum wins Remploy ‘Leading The Way’ disability award
The National Maritime Museumhas received a prestigious Remploy ‘Leading the Way Award’ in recognition of its positive efforts in employing disabled people. The museum won the ‘Large organization’ award in the south of England regional final for its continuing commitment towards ensuring accessibility of services and provision of employment opportunities for all.
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Art and fashion meets science and history in 2007 at the National Maritime Museum
2007 will be a rich and varied year at the National Maritime Museum (NMM), as new galleries and exhibitions open covering subjects including modern astronomy, the impact of historic Atlantic connections in the UK, the influence of maritime clothing and contemporary art celebrating the importance of the sea, ships, time and stars.
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One Common Enemy – The Laconia Incident: a Survivor's Memoir
One Common Enemy, a new book published by the National Maritime Museum, reads like an adventure novel – but it was reality for Jim McLoughlin, who was one of the few survivors of the sinking of the Laconia in 1942.
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Sons of Sindbad: the Photographs, Alan Villiers
A new book from the National Maritime Museum – Sons of Sindbad, The Photographs – illustrates Alan Villiers’ 1938 journey, as a lone Western crewman on an Arab trading dhow, down the East African coast and round the Arabian Gulf. 
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River-class Frigates in the Battle of the Atlantic: a Technical and Social History, Brian Lavery
River-Class Frigates is a unique in-depth study of this vitally important class of frigates, and the first book of this type to be issued by National Maritime Museum Publishing.
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Art for the Nation Unveiled at Greenwich
On 17 November the National Maritime Museum (NMM) opens Art for the Nation, featuring many of the most important works in its fine art collections. The new show is a significant re-hang and the latest to be presented in the Museum’s showcase for art, the 17th-century Queen’s House, designed by Inigo Jones.
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Freedom – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, 2006
On 23 August 2006, the National Maritime Museum (NMM) will stage a debate and late night DJ Session to commemorate the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
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National Maritime Museum nominated for prestigious arts and business award
The National Maritime Museum has been nominated for the UK’s prestigious Arts and Business awards as a result of its innovative Morgan Stanley ‘Leading Lives’ leadership initiative.
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Take a First Class trip through fashion from the Golden Age of Cruise Travel
In May 2006 the National Maritime Museum, in collaboration with Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, will launch a new exhibition and gallery trail which explores the link between fashion and cruise travel throughout the roaring twenties and decadent thirties.
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National Maritime Museum celebrates 150 years of gallantry by displaying Victoria Cross Collection
The National Maritime Museum is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross by placing a number of Victoria Cross medals from its collection on public display. The display – Victoria Cross: 150 years of gallantry – will open on 28 August 2006 in the Museum’s E-library.
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Jini Rawlings, Mariners and Migrants: in Search of Home Exhibition: 19 January – 23 April 2006, National Maritime Museum
'Mariners and Migrants: in Search of Home' is a compelling new exhibition that explores the lives of 19th-century child migrants and young sailors who sailed the transatlantic route between Great Britain and Canada opening at the National Maritime Museum in January 2006.
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Meteors light up late summer sky
Astronomers all over world prepared to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower which at its peak may produce 80 meteors each hour.
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Royal Observatory opens four new Time Galleries and Clockmaker's Workshop to tell 'Story of Time'
On 15 February 2006 the Royal Observatory Greenwich – the home of time – opened four compelling new galleries to tell the story of precision timekeeping.
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Understanding Slavery: new teaching website launched
On 20 June 2006 Understanding Slavery, an innovative new teaching website, was launched at the National Maritime Museum by the Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, and the Minister for Culture, David Lammy.
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First solo round-the-world sailor to attempt feat again
Thirty-seven years on from his record-breaking solo sailing achievement, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston hopes to repeat the feat.
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National Maritime Museum is named England's 'Large Visitor Attraction of the Year'
The National Maritime Museum was declared 'England’s Best' within the tourism industry at the glittering 'Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2006' ceremony on 20 April 2006.
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Dan Holdsworth: At the Edge of Space, Parts 1–3
The National Maritime Museum has invited Dan Holdsworth to be its 2006 artist for the New Visions contemporary art programme. At the Edge of Space, Parts 1–3, will open on 8 June 2006.
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New exhibition celebrating 'Life at Sea' opens at the National Maritime Museum
Life at Sea is a touring exhibition which tells the extraordinary story of Britain as a nation of seafarers. Opening at the National Maritime Museum on 19 January 2006, it showcases the rich maritime collections held by the UK’s libraries, museums and archives to provide a glimpse into the experiences and achievements of people who live, work and relax at sea.
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Royal Observatory opens four new time galleries and horology workshop 
In February 2006 the Royal Observatory, Greenwich will open four compelling new galleries to tell the story of precision timekeeping.
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Jini Rawlings – Mariners and Migrants: in Search of Home
Mariners and Migrants: in Search of Home is a compelling new exhibition that explores the lives of 19th-century child migrants and young sailors who sailed the transatlantic route between Great Britain and Canada opening at the Museum in January 2006.
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'The Coast Exposed' exhibition extended due to popular demand
As a result of its popularity with visitors, the run of the National Maritime Museum's major photographic exhibition, The Coast Exposed, has been extended until 12 February 2006.
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National Maritime Museum triumphs at 2005 Visit London Awards
The National Maritime Museum has been named the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year and staff member, Jim Bloomfield, has received the Outstanding Customer Service Award at the prestigious Visit London Awards on 29 November 2005.
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£3m pledge by Peter Harrison Foundation secures re-development of Royal Observatory, Greenwich
The National Maritime Museum is delighted to announce it has raised the full £15 million required for the Royal Observatory redevelopment, following a £3 million pledge from the Peter Harrison Foundation.
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Red Planet high in the sky
Mars is set to dominate the night sky over the next few weeks, making its closest approach to the Earth in the early morning of Sunday 30 October 2005. To the unaided eye, the red planet will appear as a brilliant point of light – brighter than any star.
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Appointment to the new post of Head of the National Historic Ships Unit
DCMS and the National Maritime Museum are very pleased to announce the appointment of Martyn Heighton to lead the National Historic Ships Unit as Head of Secretariat to the newly-created Historic Ships Advisory Committee.
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Your Ocean - a new marine environment gallery at the National Maritime Museum
A new gallery, Your Ocean, opens on 23 September 2005 at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. The gallery is the latest element of the Museum's Planet Ocean initiative, launched three years ago.
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'Message' - New Visions 2005
The Museum is proud to announce the latest initiative in its New Visions contemporary arts programme. Beth Derbyshire has been commissioned to produce 'Message' - a performance on Remembrance Sunday 2005 and an exhibition at the Queen's House.
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National Maritime Museum Collections Reform Project
The National Maritime Museum is engaged in a fundamental programme of reform of the stewardship of collections it holds in trust for the nation.
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Royal Observatory Greenwich secures £6.7m grant from Heritage Lottery Fund for 'Time and Space' project
Today, the Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG), part of the National Maritime Museum, has received final approval for a £6.7M grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards a £15M development.
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Your Ocean - a new marine environment gallery at the National Maritime Museum
A new gallery, Your Ocean, will open on 24 November 2004 at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. The gallery will highlight the key issues facing the marine environment in the 21st century and show how human life is dependent on the health and survival of the world’s oceans.
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Seabritain 2005 – take a fresh look at the sea
2005 will see a nationwide celebration of Britain's relationship with the sea, inspired by the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, with events taking place all over the country.
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National Maritime Museum announces online advance ticket booking for the historical exhibition of 2005 - 'Nelson & Napoleon'
Advance tickets for 'Nelson & Napoleon', at the National Maritime Museum will be available to buy online from 21 October 2004.
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Conrad Shawcross: Continuum
The National Maritime Museum (NMM) has commissioned young British artist, Conrad Shawcross to make three new site-specific works as part of the Museum's ongoing contemporary art initiative - New Visions of the Sea.
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Treasures of the National Maritime Museum
Treasures of the National Maritime Museum is the first publication of its kind to be produced by the National Maritime Museum (NMM).
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Free public event to launch spectacular interactive electromagnetic cloud
A free, public event at the National Maritime Museum on the evening of 15 September 2004 will see a 25- metre glowing cloud of a thousand helium balloons and mobile phones floating 60 metres above the Museum’s lawns.
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Heritage Lottery Fund bid submitted to save international icon Cutty Sark
Press release from the Cutty Sark Trust, June 2004
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The Adventures of Tintin at Sea
The Adventures of Tintin at Sea, a major new exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the comic strip reporter’s first adventure, opens at the National Maritime Museum on 31 March 2004, in association with the Fondation Hergé.
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SeaBritain 2005
200th anniversary of Nelson’s finest hour inspires year-long celebration of the sea
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The Lady Nelson letters - Frances' story told for the first time - marriage break-down revealed
A remarkable collection of intimate, unpublished letters, acquired by the National Maritime Museum at auction on Trafalgar Day, October 2002, has now been catalogued and is available for research.
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James Dodds - Shipshape at the National Maritime Museum
A new exhibition featuring the work of contemporary marine artist James Dodds opens at the National Maritime Museum on 24 November 2003.
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National Maritime Museum announces exhibition of work by landscape painter William Hodges at the Queen's House, Greenwich
The National Maritime Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition of work by 18th-century landscape painter, William Hodges. The monographic exhibition will open to the public on 6 July 2004 at the Queen’s House, the Museum’s art venue.
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First online resources for GCSE, GNVQ and AVCE leisure, travel & tourism and business studies
A new, innovative, free online resource to support business studies and leisure, travel and tourism courses has been developed by the National Maritime Museum (NMM) in partnership with The Travel and Tourism Programme (TTP).
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One port of call to experience Britain’s finest port cities
PortCities UK, a new website, to be launched on 22 September explores the history of five ports, the events and people who shaped them and the communities that developed around them.
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Historic plaque at Greenwich to mark birthplace of Elizabeth I, Henry VIII and Mary I
Elizabeth I, her sister, Mary I and father, Henry VIII were born at the Tudor Palace of Greenwich. A stone plaque to commemorate the Palace as their birthplace will be laid on the site, now occupied by the University of Greenwich and Trinity College of Music at the Old Royal Naval College, on Elizabeth’s birthday, 7 September.
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Last days of Elizabeth exhibition
The critically acclaimed blockbuster exhibition, Elizabeth, currently running at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, will stay open until 22.00 on 1, 2 and 14 September (the exhibition's final day) to give visitors a last chance to view the exhibition.
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Royal Observatory, Greenwich receives support from Heritage Lottery Fund for project to develop facilities for visitors
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich in the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, has today been awarded £7m by the Heritage Lottery Fund towards a £15m development project.
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MBE for Royal Observatory’s Planetarium Lecturer
The National Maritime Museum is delighted that Harry Ford, Planetarium Lecturer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, part of the National Maritime Museum, has been awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours.
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Settlement of Hussey banjo dispute
The National Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that all claims against it in the recent dispute over ownership of a banjo linked to the Great Age of Exploration have been dropped.
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National Maritime Museum wins website design award
The National Maritime Museum was presented with a Visionary Design Award – a nationwide scheme that recognises and celebrates the very best website design for visually impaired people and promotes the importance of creating web content for all.
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Maritime Legends appeal update - 21 October 2002
Following the launch of its Maritime Legends fundraising appeal last month, the National Maritime Museum is delighted to announce that it has acquired several significant items at Sotheby's. The highlight is a remarkable collection of 72 unpublished letters from Nelson’s wife, Frances, to Davison, Nelson’s closest friend and banker.
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Maritime Legends appeal update - 26 September
The Museum is delighted to announce that, following the launch of its Maritime Legends fundraising appeal, it has acquired several significant objects at the Christie’s Exploration and Travel Sale. The items will be on display in the Museum's Trade and Empire gallery and available to view by all visitors free of charge.
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Maritime Legends Appeal
Several key items linked directly to Captain William Bligh, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson and Sir Ernest Shackleton will be placed on auction during the coming months. The Museum is appealing to the public to help to secure important relics relating to these legendary maritime figures.
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National Maritime Museum abolishes standard staff retirement age
Following consultation among its staff representatives, senior managers, directors and trustees, the National Maritime Museum has abolished a retirement age for staff.
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Museums combine to form centre for display and storage of maritime models at Historic Dockyard, Chatham
Initial plans are being finalised for a new National Maritime Model Collections Centre to be opened on the site of the Historic Dockyard, Chatham in 2006.
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Captain Cook in the Pacific - Advanced book information from the National Maritime Museum
The Museum is publishing a new book, Captain Cook in the Pacific, in October 2002 to accompany the Museum’s new major exhibition, Oceans of Discovery.
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New portrait of Emma Hamilton on display at the National Maritime Museum
A small oil sketch of the head of Emma, Lady Hamilton by George Romney (1734 –1802) as Miranda in Shakespeare’s The Tempest has just gone on display in the 'Nelson’ gallery at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
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'The Beagle Voyages - from Earth to Mars', a new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum
Next year's Beagle 2 mission to Mars is the inspiration for The Beagle Voyages - from Earth to Mars, an exhibition linking the space mission back to Charles Darwin's voyage on HMS Beagle in the early 19th century.
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Nelson's hand-drawn plan of the Battle of Trafalgar discovered at the National Maritime Museum
The only known hand-drawn sketch by Nelson illustrating the detailed tactics he was to use at the Battle of Trafalgar has been revealed at the National Maritime Museum and went on public display on Sunday 26 May.
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National Historic Ships Commitee (NHSC) presents its revised List of Historic Ships
Following a period of consultation with organisations and individuals throughout the UJ, the NAtional Histpric Ships Commitee has made several revisions to the lists of Core Collection and Designated Vessels of the Historic Vessels of the United Kingdom
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Free Admission for the NMM and ROG
23 May 2001 -- Following today's meeting of its Board of Trustees, the National Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that it will introduce free admission to all adult visitors from 1 December 2001.
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An Historic Exhibition of John Harrison's timepieces including the most important series of clocks and watches made
The earliest surviving timepiece created by clockmaker John Harrison will go on display alongside 'the most important watch ever made’ in a new temporary exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The timepieces are part of the John Harrison exhibition at the Observatory from 12 June to 14 October 2001.
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Relatives of Captain Scott and the men who died with him gather for Christmas Dinner at the National Maritime Museum on the 90th Anniversary of Scott's Midwinter Dinner
To mark the 90th anniversary of the Midwinter Dinner, the National Maritime Museum has invited relatives of Scott and the men who died with him to a special 'Christmas Dinner’ to be held on Midsummer Day in the Museum’s current exhibition South: the race to the Pole.
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National Maritime Museum awarded £1.6 million to create new online resource for Lifelong Learning
The National Maritime Museum has been awarded £1.64 million by the New Opportunities Fund to create a brand new Internet-based learning resource based on its collections.
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America's Cup 2001 at the National Maritime Museum
A brand-new display about the world's oldest sporting trophy opens on 6 August 2001 at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich. America's Cup 2001 marks the 150th anniversary of the America's Cup yacht race and celebrates an important aspect in yachting history. Over the past 150 years, the America's Cup has become yachting's most prestigious event.
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Pioneering seven metre yellow submarine joins the Future of the Sea gallery at the National Maritime Museum
A seven-metre yellow submersible is the latest exhibit at the National Maritime Museum. Joining the Future of the Sea gallery on the striking Upper Deck, Autosub is one of a number of exhibits that focus on the many pressures as well as opportunities facing the oceans today and in future years.
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John Harrrison and his Timekeepers at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, tells the story of Longitiude and the most important clocks ever made
This August, the Royal Observatory Greenwich is launching a new documentary film, telling the dramatic story of John Harrison's search for an answer to the Longitude problem.
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South: the race to the Pole extended till January 31 2002
South: the race to the Pole, the world's first exhibition on three heroes of Polar exploration, Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton, is one of the most successful exhibitions in the history of the National Maritime Museum. As a result of its popularity with visitors, the run of the exhibition has been extended to 31 January 2002. 700,000 visits have been made to the Greenwich site since the exhibition opened in September last year.
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New Visions of the Sea - Contemporary Art at the National Maritime Museum
From 9 May 2002, the Queen's House at the National Maritime Museum will be showing two new installations as part of the Museum's contemporary art initiative - New Visions of the Sea. The works by Tim Brennan and Beth Derbyshire are on the theme of maritime communication.
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National Maritime Museum launches the Journal for Maritime Research
In April 2000 the National Maritime Museum launched the world's first electronic journal for maritime research.
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New National Maritime Museum rated among the best museums in Britain
The National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich and current exhibition The Story of Time have all won awards in the Museums and Galleries category of the brand new Which? Guide To Tourist Attractions, putting them among the very best museums and exhibitions in the country.
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National Maritime Museum wins two major awards at the London Tourism Awards 2000
The National Maritime Museum picked up two major awards at the London Tourism Awards 2000. The Museum was awarded top prize in the Tourism for All and Sustainable Tourism categories at the ceremony organised by the London Tourist Board. London Mayor, Ken Livingstone and Alice Beer of BBC London Live presented the awards to the Museum's Commercial Director, Brian Oldman.
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Time and Tide - National Maritime Museum shop goes online
The National Maritime Museum has launched Time and Tide, its official online shop, enabling Internet users all over the world to purchase items direct from the Museum and Royal Observatory Greenwich shops.
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National Maritime Museum statement on the Scott Sledging Flag and Shackleton Standard
The Museum is currently in negotiation with Mr. Neil Silverman over the future of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Royal Standard and Captain Scott's sledging flag. Mr. Silverman has now decided to retain ownership of the flags and to keep them in this country for the foreseeable future and will not sell them to the Museum.
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