The Board of Longitude was set up by the British government to encourage the submission of ideas, instruments and data that would help solve the navigational problem of finding longitude at sea. As a result it helped to realise two solutions: the lunar distance method, and the timekeeping method pioneered by John Harrison. In its 114 years of existence, however, the Board also judged and supported a much wider range of projects relating to the improvement of navigation. The project aims to study the whole range of activity of the Board and to examine its role as a mediator between government, Navy, commerce, scientific expertise and artisans.
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21 August 2017
On weekends from 26 August – 3 September there will be limited train services to and from Greenwich. You can still travel to Royal Museums Greenwich by Docklands Light Railway,...
27 July 2017
Our Queen's House mug is inspired by the geometrically-patterned marble floor in the Great Hall
27 July 2017
Our striking model of HMS Erebus is now available from our Online Shop
21 July 2017
We are currently experiencing technical issues with online tickets & bookings and working to resolve the problem. Lines may be busy, but you can book by phone on 020 8312 6608 (10am...