I was delighted to attend the opening in the last two weeks of the National Maritime Museum’s brand new wing and give a speech at the event. Sir David Attenborough also spoke and recalled his own visits to the Museum in the 1930’s! The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is one of the UK’s fourteen national museums, and celebrates Britain’s grand naval history and that of pioneering seafarers from around the world.
The new wing contains four galleries which have displays ranging from the Royal Navy of the Tudor and Stuart periods to the modern human impact on the Polar climate. It was a pleasure to see one of our most famous museums extend its collection and open new exhibits to the public. The National Maritime Museum is a cultural treasure that I would highly recommend visiting.
I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to Sir David, a committed campaigner for the environment who has dedicated his life to the natural world in a career that spans decades. He has long been a household name and has presented some of the most interesting and decorated wildlife documentaries, being the only person in history to have won BAFTAs for programmes in black and white, colour, HD, 3D and 4K! Sir David has won a number of awards including with ‘The Blue Planet’ and ‘Blue Planet II’, which highlight the wonders of our oceans and also the dangers that they face, not least the threat of certain plastics and other avoidable waste. His work has been inspirational, educational and above all, enjoyable, and I was pleased to meet him at the museum.