World Oceans Day Lecture: Jonathan White - Tides

After nearly losing his 65’ wooden schooner in a large Alaskan tide, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White vowed to understand the tide.  He knew the moon had something to do with it, but what exactly?  He read a book, then two.  Ten years later, he had read three hundred books and criss-crossed the seven seas to see the largest, fastest, scariest, and most amazing tides in the world.

Astronomy and Islam Morning: Family Special

Held before the predicted sighting of the next New Crescent Moon, a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer will guide young and old alike through the night sky, highlighting arabic tales about characters and creatures that people imagined seeing by joining together the bright stars in the sky. Find out which stars astronomers still call by their original Arabic names and what some of those stars arefamous for today. The astronomer presenting will also talk about the Moon and why it seems to change shape over the course of a month.

Music in the Queen's House

28 March

Trinity Laban student performers Sophie Delahaye (flute) and Juan Antonio Garcia (harp) will play a concert that includes Ibert’s Entracte, Dave Heath’s Beyond the Dark, Bernard Andres’ Narthex, Debussy’s La fille aux cheveux de lin, and Liebermann’s Sonata.

Chinese New Year at the National Maritime Museum



Celebrate Chinese New Year with us and enjoy traditional Chinese performance arts including a Lion Dance and Kung Fu. There will also be a performance from the Nanjing Little Red Flower Dance Troupe.

Location: Under the Propeller & Great Map

2pm – 3pm 

Calligraphy workshop

Come and learn the traditional art of calligraphy, or ‘beautiful writing’, in this workshop for all ages.

Location: Group Space

Time: 11am – 11.45am | 12pm – 12.45pm | 1.15pm – 2pm | 3pm – 3.45pm

Ship-Keeping Weekend at Cutty Sark

Activities take place between 10am -5pm and will include:

  • Planking and caulking
  • Knotting and splicing of rope work
  • Steaming bending and roving timbers
  • Axe hewing and spar making demonstrations
  • Barge sailing

The masterclasses will be delivered by tutors and instructors from the IBTC, and will take place in the dry berth of Cutty Sark and in the ship keepers workshop 10 minutes’ walk from the ship.

National Celebration of Stitch with the Blackheath Embroiderers Guild

The National Celebration of Stitch is an annual event which encourages members of the public from all ages, to try their hand at stitching. The Blackheath Embroiderers will be taking up residence in the Queen’s House, taking inspiration from the wonderful Tudor and Stuart portraits on display in the Queen’s Presence Chamber and elsewhere.

Travellers’ Tails Queen’s House Take-over

Cracked Light Arts will be bringing artworks from the Lewisham pop-up museum to life in the Queen’s House. Come and lounge on a hammock in the Great Hall, lose yourself in sea-scapes, see your poems on the Tulip stairs and be prepared for augmented reality to transport you back to wild and wonderful landscapes. There will be craft activities for all ages and giant picnic on the lawns!
All ages welcome

Schedule of the Day

Queen’s House installations open: 10am – 5pm

Crafts: 12noon – 4pm

Crossing the Line ceremony: 12.30pm – 1pm


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