Monday 1 April 2013

Royal Museums Greenwich April Newsletter
Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea exhibition

Last chance to see Ansel Adams
Closes 28 April, Members go free

There's only 4 weeks left until Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Seacloses at the National Maritime Museum. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Adams’s pioneering photography, from awe-inspiring images of epic seascapes, dramatic rapids and geysers, to crashing waterfalls, placid ponds, raging rivers and beautiful ice-locked landscapes.

Due to popular demand we're extending the opening hours of the exhibition on 19, 20, 21, 27 and 28 April until 19.00 (last admission 18.30).
Book your ticket online now to avoid disappointment

What's On guide goes digital
Keep up to date with our exciting events

Now you can read our essential guide to everything happening across our four sites from your PC, laptop or mobile. Bursting with exhibitions, galleries, lates, lectures, film screenings, tours, workshops and more; there's something for everyone across our world-class museums.
Find out more at
Royal Museums Greenwich Spring What's On Guide

The Garden of England
Open now, until 18 August

See three new specially commissioned works by acclaimed contemporary British textile artist Alice Kettle in The Queen's House this spring. These works celebrate the queens and courtiers of the 17th century classical building, and its original setting as a garden retreat.
Entry is free, find out more at
Alice Kettle at The Queen's House

Treasures of the Caird Library
25 April, 18.45–19.45

Go behind the scenes and delve into our world-class collection as our curators present and discuss some of the most beautiful and interesting sea charts, maps and atlases from our extensive archive.
This event is free but booking is essential. Find out more at
Image: detail of a Chart of the English Channel, created by Lucas Jansz Wagenaer, 1584. Repro ID: F0351. Copyright: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Family Easter holiday activities
1–12 April

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this Easter? 
Search all our events at
Family workshops at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Lates at the National Maritime Museum
Every Thursday, until 20.00

Stop by for events, talks and film screenings after hours:
Members receive the concessionary rate for all ticketed events.

Find out more and book online at
Henrietta-Maria (1603–1669) Studio of Van Dyck Repro ID BHC2761 Copyright National Maritime Museum

Gagarin Terrace now open
Open daily from 10.00

Stop by our Astronomy Café at the Royal Observatory and see a life size statue of the famous Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human to fly into space and orbit around the EarthThe statue is a replica cast of a sculpture in the town of Lyubertsy, where Gagarin trained as a foundry worker.
See the statue and visit for details of what's on.
The Yuri Gagarin statue at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Coming soon – Visions of the Universe
7 June–15 September

Immerse yourself in a breath-taking collection of some of the most incredible images of our universe ever made. 
This special exhibition at the National Maritime Museum will chart the evolution of astronomical imaging, from the earliest hand-drawings to the latest pictures from the Mars Curiosity rover.
Members go free to the exhibition. Booking is now open at
Horsehead Nebula by Martin Pugh, Overall Winner of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2009