Wednesday 1 December 2021

Royal Museums Greenwich - What's on this December


Photo of the Cutty Sark Christmas lights
Christmas in Greenwich
From Advent windows to exhibitions, theatrical productions and more, there's lots of seasonal sparkle to be seen in the Royal Borough this December.
See the skies as never before at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, go for a spin on the Queen’s House Ice Rink and then admire the Cutty Sark Christmas tree before heading on to snap pictures of twinkling lights and feast on festive treats at Greenwich Market.
Join us this December...
Photo of skaters at the Queen's House Ice Rink
Skate at a UNESCO World Heritage Site this Christmas
Queen's House | Now - 9 January 2022
Head to our beautiful open-air ice rink at the Queen's House and spin in splendour with friends and family.

Photo of person dressed as Father Christmas on a ship
Christmas at sea
Online | Free
Many have found themselves (literally) at sea during Christmas. Join us for a free online talk where our panel of experts will discuss the historical experiences of spending Christmas at sea.
Competition: Sir David Attenborough
Promotional graphic for competition
Win a signed copy of David Attenborough's A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future. Simply enter for a chance of winning this inspiring book!
Bearing gifts for the festive season...
Photo of a man and a woman laughing at the Royal Observatory
Gift Membership
Treat someone to a present that will last all year with free entry to Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory Greenwich, planetarium shows and special exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum.
Photo of a star
What was the Christmas Star?
What was the Star of Bethlehem? Over the years many astronomical explanations have been suggested for this key aspect of the Christmas story.
Shop: Presents a-plenty
Graphic showing the Christmas Gift Guide
Christmas Gift Guide
From terrific timepieces to cute critters, we've curated a selection of special gifts to delight and inspire, perfect for all recipients and budgets. 


From our friends: The Foundling Museum
Painting of the Battle of Trafalgar
Fighting Talk: One Boy’s Journey from Abandonment to Trafalgar
Until 22 February
Discover eighteenth-century foundling and sailor George King and his first-hand account of the Battle of Trafalgar in this object rich exhibition.