Results tagged “National Maritime Museum”

1 - Ships, Clocks and Stars at the National Maritime Museum

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An exhibition at Greenwich's National Maritime Museum follows the race to determine longitude and help mariners navigate the oceans.

Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude is on until January 4.

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WHAT'S ON

In many ways, a major new exploration of the quest for longitude at the National Maritime Museum is the story of Greenwich itself.

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A host of stars including Ardal O'Hanlon, Rich Hall, Nina Conti and David O'Doherty will be appearing at this year's Greenwich Comedy Festival.

Taking place in September, shows will be held at the grounds of the National Maritime Museum, near to its original home at the Old Royal Naval College.

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The Duchess of Cambridge visited Greenwich today for the launch of a thoroughly British sporting team.

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JMW Turner was the pre-eminent landscape painter in Western art, according to leading Victorian art critic John Ruskin. But the weight and obsession of the artist's canon suggests he was, above all, and with an relentless obsession, a seascape painter.

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