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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
Greenwich
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I thought this would have a bunch old ships and that is not really the case. This attraction is informative, but more geared for kids.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This FREE museum has been improving and is now 5-star, in my opinion. Ship models, a great display of ship figureheads, good variety of exhibits. They have the coat Admiral Nelson was wearing when he was shot and killed on-board HMS Victory at Trafalgar in...More

Thank Howard B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were expecting old fashioned museum style set up and everything Maritime. The items that were there were all of good quality. But no, most articles, info, painting were from the 1600’s to 1850’s. Very few merchant marine information apart from he East India Company....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my favorite museum that I visited on our two week UK trip. My husband also shared the same opinion. And the admission was free! All of the exhibits - the tea trade, the slavery trade, Nelson's stockings and breeches, the East India Company....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was just passing through here today when myself and a friend were given a leaflet about the Painted Hall Ceiling. We thought about it and decided to go and see it. What can I say.....wow....they are still working on it so the tour (£10...More

Thank Palacedolly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a wonderful collection of maritime history. We were recommended to go by our guide from the "Cloak and Dagger Tour". So glad we did! I loved how they were not afraid to cover some of the more terrible parts of history. The section of...More

Thank carlyingon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this museum with my son. Loved the building and the cafe srea, where we had a good couple of sandwiches. The exhibitions on slavery and the East India Company proved excellent stimulus for discussion as we walked through them. We spent a long...More

Thank Sharon V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The priceless piece in the museum is the Admiral Nelson's socks and pants with his blood still on. Fantastic model ships on the top floor. It is full of information about British Naval history if you interested. It is one of the free venues in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did Britain have a proud maritime history? You wouldn't know by visiting this place, It's a fantastic building which echos with the lack of exhibition items. Token gestures to the Royal Navy and a hint of a Merchant Navy. I was very disappointed. The Seaside...More

Thank Lotse
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before I wrote this I looked at the other reviews and a lot of people were a bit frustrated and the lack of museum pieces and the cost of exhibitions. I only popped into the cafe as it is a hot day and I wanted...More

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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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piatty73
12 April 2018|
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Response from trainer49 | Reviewed this property |
We did not use the catamaran service, so I am not able to advise on that one. Regarding food, we found the cafes in the museum itself very busy, and a bit untidy - possibly not enough staff on duty to continually clear... More
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ceilyons
30 January 2018|
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We live in Greater London and only come to Greenwich for day trips so we cannot help you with these two hotels. There have been many recent Tripadvisor reviews that should help you decide between these two places to... More
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