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National Maritime Museum

#158 of 1,568 things to do in London
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Address: Park Row, London SE10 9NF, England
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Experience the world's largest maritime museum, filled with inspirational...

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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The location of the National Maritime Museum could not be bettered - the Greenwich Observatory and surrounding buildings and their Thameside location are absolutely beautiful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting exhibition, and a great place to visit. Helpful and cheerful staff made it a delightful experience. A good variety of items in the shop eg pirate hat for kids.

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Tournus, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location of the National Maritime Museum could not be bettered - the Greenwich Observatory and surrounding buildings and their Thameside location are absolutely beautiful, deservedly a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Entry is free, though there are boxes for voluntary donations. As with the London Docklands Museum that we also visited recently we did find that the displays are rather... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Free, fantastic and super relevant to those who have a strong need to learn how ships made Brittany great! You'll have the opportunity to see it all, from the old to the new and in ways that will delight you. The exhibitions are well laid out, thoughtful and complete. It's for sure that some controversial parts of history are a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

National Maritime Museum is the largest maritime museum in the UK and probably the largest of its kind in the World. It's placed in a historic building, which is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Museum itself is really nice. There are galleries about East India Company, trading and slavery which are very interesting and informative. Admission free although they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Emma Hamilton exhibition is fantastic in all respects. In the main museum don't miss the giant map of the world; the café is nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just returned from the Lady Hamilton exhibition at the National maritime museum London. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learned so much. It was very well put together thanks to the curator , with beautiful lighting and sound effects. This exhibition will close next month so I urge you to visit. Very easy to get there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to see the Emma Hamilton exhibition before it closes on April 17th. I am a bit of a museum buff - I hold annual memberships in five - and "Emma Hamilton, Seduction and Celebrity" is one of the most engrossing and satisfying exhibitions I have been to anywhere. Emma's progress from artist's muse to hostess, performance artiste, diplomat,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in just to pass a couple of hours. It really is worth a visit lots to see and do. Greenwich is also well worth a visit. Nice pubs and park....

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there as part of a day out. Very detailed naval history especially in Jutland Exhibition. Would recommend to anyone who likes boats

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't visited the National Maritime Museum for a many years, so it was lovely to see the stunning buildings and grounds again. In addition to these reasons to make the journey to Greenwich to the visit the museum, the Emma Hamilton exhibition is definitely worth a visit if you are going before the 17th April 2017. Well set out,... More 

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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 laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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