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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 2 weeks ago

Good for children to visit, being full of interesting educational information without being boring and an excellent wet day activity. Stimulating and in depth if you want it to be. There is so much to see it is best to divide your time into what...More

Thank peter m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibits here are very well displayed and suitable for all ages. The exhibit about Nelson on the second floor is particularly interesting. I also enjoyed the exhibit about the East India Company. There's a good café in the museum and the map of the...More

Thank Peach P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place exudes quality and has an interesting gallery about Nelson and his career. His uniform he wore when he died is on display - with bullet hole in shoulder - and there are great paintings and other artefacts to see too. Top-notch place

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greenwich is a name which comes to mind when you think about time. The National Maritime Museum is located in the Greenwich Park in Greenwich Town. It shows the glory of maritime United Kingdom and gives you a glimpse of its past. A beautifully decorated...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time both inside and in the grounds. The weather was amazing so we spent hours just chilling and taking it all in

Thank Phil T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are fortunate in the UK to have top museums that are free to enter and the NMM is another in that club. The museum is situated in a historic building, part of the former Royal Hospital on the northern edge of Greenwich Park. There...More

Thank Dun123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Maritime Museum is amazing. Whatever your age there is something for you. Interactive play area for the under 5s then the great map in the mezzanine cafe for children (and adults) The art collection of naval history and especially Lord Nelson is breathtaking and...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is free entry and very well worth a visit. Lots to take in, so you may need to go more than once! Loads of history, lots to see. Children love it.

Thank BrendaMaidenhead
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe I was expecting too much from a museum about one of the greatest seafaring countries in history but I was very disappointed after my visit. Lots of empty space, not much original items, some maquettes of warships, looked like visiting a model shop. The...More

1  Thank eMBieAntwerp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved wandering around this stunning building with its' abundance of naval memorabilia and art. Some of the best things in life are free! if you are interested in Nelson ...a must ...only sad point was we couldn't find much about Admiral Collingwood...the forgotten hero of...More

Thank Brian R
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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Can you walk between all the attractions in Greenwich or do you need to use transport?
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
is this free or has an admission fee? I have limited time on my trip - what would be the must-see pr must do for young children in the museum?
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
Jonathan B
How long does it take to look around the pepys exhibit? Roughly. Thanks
24 March 2016|
Response from SamRMG | Property representative |
Hi Jonathan, we'd recommend around 1.30 - 2 hours if you want to see all the items and listen to all the displays.