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National Maritime Museum

Park Row, London SE10 9NF, England
+44 20 8312 6608
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Experience the world's largest maritime museum, filled with inspirational stories of exploration and endeavour at sea and packed to the gunwales with intriguing objects and fascinating galleries. See the uniform Nelson wore at the Battle of Trafalgar, steer a ship into port and fire at pesky pirates.
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Park Row, London SE10 9NF, England
+44 20 8312 6608
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After visiting Cutty Sark, we walked to the free museum. Not as vast as I expected but still some fascinating interesting exhibits, displays, especially the royal barge and the 1916 battle of Jutland, which my great grandfather survived, and they actually had a model of...More

Thank StuK72
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were walking along the Thames from the 02 and stopped for a quick visit. Free entry was such a great surprise and so nice to see a little history. You will need to pay to visit the exhibitions but that is fine. We will...More

Thank MandypandyFarnham
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Magnificent building. Fantastic collections . Beautiful area. Such a great museum. Such a large collection that you need a long visit

Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum wasn't too busy and offered free tours every hour in certain areas of the museum. There are members only exhibitions which you can pay to enter but there is more than enough free exhibits to view. Lovely bright settings and the "mapped floor" is...More

Thank reviewinglondon900
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I organised a large group to visit Greenwich, particularly the Queens House Greenwich is an amazing place but the museums attitude to closure was a nasty surprise to us all and sad when I wanted to show what wonderful things are there We had checked...More

Thank traveller50london
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed wandering around the museum, how nice that there is no charge. We were here for an our so while it drizzled outside then walked up to the Observatory - a must see and came back late afternoon. The cafe had tasty, fresh...More

Thank CinciVick
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a shame - Death In The Ice Exhibition - The story of Franklin's lost expedition to the Arctic should be the stuff of blockbuster movies. There was so much more that could have been done. As it was the exhibition was actually not easy...More

1  Thank philandnickypeake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free to view most of the museum although there is a suggested donation. Tickets can be bought for the special areas and exhibits but even without that there is plenty to see Has a cafe Children's activities were noted but not accessed on this occasion...More

Thank Kevsja
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing exhibition as much for the artefacts (& how brilliantly things were made) as for the history. Book in advance, and less than £10 per ticket. Do it!

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in Greenwich, but hadn’t been to this museum for years. It’s free to get in like many London museums and galleries, but there are some paid exhibits. My favourite part of the whole visit was the free talk on HMS Implacable (which there...More

Thank Amy B
Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the
very concept of global time was established at Royal
Observatory, just one of several buildings of
architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole
of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park
and a number of related buildings (and one world
famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World
Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a
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Eileen N
5 September 2017|
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Response from farmersto | Reviewed this property |
There's a lovely little cafe inside the museum called the Brasserie - nice views and good food. Equally there are a few good gastropubs further along the river - the Trafalgar Tavern for example.
6 April 2017|
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Response from SamRMG | Property representative |
Our sites are all located in Greenwich, mainly spread around the park and it is possible to walk between each of them. The National Maritime Museum and Queen's House are next to each other with a minimal walk between. The... More
1 December 2016|
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Response from SamRMG | Property representative |
The National Maritime Museum is free entry. Children can enjoy our two dedicated children's galleries (each aimed at a slightly different age group). There's also the Great Map in the middle of our museum where children can... More