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Port of science and discovery

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Captain James Cook 
Captain James Cook
The greatest explorer of his age
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Greenwich and the story of time
Find out why Greenwich is the home of Mean Time and the Prime Meridian
 Greenwich and the story of time
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The 'Great Eastern' as a cable laying ship 
The 'Great Eastern' as a cable laying ship
Connecting the world
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Greenwich Meridian Trail 
Greenwich Meridian Trail
The Prime Meridian divides east and west. Click on the numbers to see the Meridian markers and find out the history behind the Line.
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HM Bark 'Endeavour' 
HM Bark 'Endeavour'
Captain Cook's ship for sailing to the South Seas
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HMS 'Beagle'
The ship in which the naturalist, Charles Darwin, sailed around the world
 HMS 'Beagle'
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Captain James Cook 
Captain James Cook
Surveyor of Australia and the Pacific
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The Thames Barrier
London's flood defence
 The Thames Barrier
Visit a series of galleries
Assistants at the Royal Observatory 
Assistants at the Royal Observatory
The work of the Astronomer Royal would not have been possible without the team of assistants they had working for them.
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The transit of Venus
See the first photographs of a transit of Venus, taken by astronomers of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in 1874
 The transit of Venus
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Quick Quiz
The 'Great Eastern' laid the transatlantic cable between Ireland and where in North America?
Newfoundland
New York
New Orleans
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