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National Maritime Museum

#158 of 1,599 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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great museum

lovely museum in Greenwich London. the main museum is free apart from any specific exhibition. I paid to go into the Emma Hamilton one which was great. the gift shop is good and... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The buildings are really impressive, clean, spacious and well maintained. We started with coffee and walnut cake with coffee £9.50 for two people ( nice cake and a reasonable price). The Battle of Jutland exhibition was really absorbing, the talk on the battle of Trafalgar less clear and the computer simulation didn't work properly. The East Indian trade gallery was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We wandered in as we were passing and I'm so glad we did. We really liked the royal barge and the collection of figure heads. The East India Company exhibition is interesting. Love the large ship in a bottle outside! Well worth a visit.

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Thank TheRelfster
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal place to go alone, with kids or teens, but you must go. The museum is organized in different areas looking for several historic periods. Truly didactic, a great experience to learn about the sea and from where the United Kingdom had its imperial power. Very easy to reach by Tube and train from London downtown, and the Greenwich area... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely museum in Greenwich London. the main museum is free apart from any specific exhibition. I paid to go into the Emma Hamilton one which was great. the gift shop is good and enjoy the food i bought at the museum coffee shop. i ended up sitting outside for lunch

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A free museum, better than most you have to pay for. Donations are gently requested (a fun click clack coin drop). A great place, nice and airy with a good flow and lots of space to move. Lots of easy info and displays of Naval power gone by..... there'll be a picture of a pedalo for our current naval in... More 

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Thank monkeyted
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Maritime Museum! In addition to excellent set exhibits on British naval history, and slavery, there was a temporary photo exhibit on female Korean free divers that was outstanding. A really nice surprise, and suitable for families with children!

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Thank Dan C
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great museum in London . Lots to see and do in Greenwich and this just adds to it. And all for free.

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Thank gerleg12
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Again, another fantastic free London museum. Loads of stuff to see and do here for adults and kids alike. Lots of facts learned. Lots of fun had. Lots of money saved!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is one of the best museums in London. There is so much to see and do here and it's all free to do and to enter. If you want a great place to visit with the family then this is a place to visit. The building its in is beautiful and everything is so well looked after and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had come to Greenwich to see the tall ships regatta. This was a total rip-off with the powers-that-be more interested in getting the public to spend, spend, spend on any old rubbish than anything else. So we went over to the NMM and concentrated on the Queen's House to start with. This is newly refurbished and has the rooms... 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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