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 ...
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.
Greenwich has been home to a naval-based art gallery since the early 1800s, but the idea for the National Maritime Museum as we recognise it dates back to 1927, when a public appeal was launched by the Society for Nautical Research to develop a ‘national naval and nautical museum’. We have grown to boast the most important holdings in the world on the history of Britain at sea, including maritime art, cartography, manuscripts, official public records, ship models and plans.We also have a café and a brasserie with views over Greenwich Park, and a modern library and archive that make our world-renowned collection accessible to a much larger audience.
Find us at...
- National Maritime Museum
- Park Row
- SE10 9NF
Our family-friendly offer
With two children's galleries, AHOY for the under 7's and All Hands for 7+, toddler groups, make and take workshops, character encounters and much more, there is always something to keep the children entertained at the National Maritime Museum! Toilets, baby-change facilities and an accessible toilet are located opposite the ticket desk on the ground floor at the Stanhope entrance off Romney Road. Further facilities are located to the left of the Admissions desk in the Sammy Ofer Wing facing Greenwich Park. Additional facilities are located on the first floor at the rear of the Baltic Memorial Glass Exhibit.
All Royal Museums Greenwich sites have accessible toilets, and our cafés and gift shops are wheelchair-accessible. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome across all our sites. Our Visitor Assistants are also trained in disability awareness, so please ask a member of staff for any assistance you may need during your visit.Find out more here: https://www.rmg.co.uk/plan-your-visit/facilities-access
Our At-Home Activities
Pride is traditionally celebrated in London in June. Since 1972 the LGBTQ+ community have celebrated Pride with a march through the city. As part of the parade people of all ages, races and faith...5 - 16 years
"The lotus flower is a popular theme in Vietnamese culture, and it is rooted in Buddhism. The flowers grow out from the depth of muddy waters where they rise towards the sun, blooming. For this reason...7 - 16 yearsAge Friendly
Music can help you relax or get you up and moving! For generations sailors have been using music to entertain themselves at sea. Why not create your own musical instruments inspired by the National Ma...2 - 13 years
Imagine you are an explorer going to the Antarctic for the first time. Create a colourful picture book to document your journey through the frozen region.6 - 16 years
Be inspired by Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship In a Bottle, a replica of Nelson’s flagship, HMS ‘Victory’, on which he died during the Battle of Trafalgar ...7 - 16 years
Royal Museums Greenwich is celebrating World Oceans Day on 8 June.7 - 16 years
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