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 ...

National Maritime Museum
Park Row, Greenwich London London SE10 9NF
London

National Maritime Museum


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
  • Greenwich
  • London
  • London
  • 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.


Accessibility

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


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Our Online Events

  • Play Tuesdays: Online

    01-Dec-2020 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

    Bring your under 5 on a different adventure every week! Explore the Museum together through song, dance and stories, now online. From Tuesday 10 November, Play Tuesdays will be running online using Zo...

    0 - 5 years
    12/1/2020 11:00:00 AM 12/1/2020 11:45:00 AM

    Bring your under 5 on a different adventure every week! Explore the Museum together through song, dance and stories, now online. From Tuesday 10 November, Play Tuesdays will be running online using Zo...

    Play Tuesdays: Online
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  • Play Tuesdays: Online

    01-Dec-2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

    Bring your under 5 on a different adventure every week! Explore the Museum together through song, dance and stories, now online. From Tuesday 10 November, Play Tuesdays will be running online using Zo...

    0 - 5 years
    12/1/2020 12:00:00 PM 12/1/2020 12:45:00 PM

    Bring your under 5 on a different adventure every week! Explore the Museum together through song, dance and stories, now online. From Tuesday 10 November, Play Tuesdays will be running online using Zo...

    Play Tuesdays: Online
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  • Play Tuesdays: Online

    01-Dec-2020 14:00 PM - 14:45 PM

    Bring your under 5 on a different adventure every week! Explore the Museum together through song, dance and stories, now online. From Tuesday 10 November, Play Tuesdays will be running online using Zo...

    0 - 5 years
    12/1/2020 2:00:00 PM 12/1/2020 2:45:00 PM

    Bring your under 5 on a different adventure every week! Explore the Museum together through song, dance and stories, now online. From Tuesday 10 November, Play Tuesdays will be running online using Zo...

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Our At-Home Activities

  • How to make your own HMS Pride to celebrate Pride Month!

    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
  • How to make an origami lotus flower for Refugee Week

    "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 years
    Age Friendly
  • How to make a musical instrument

    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
  • How to make a journey journal

    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
  • How to make a ship in a bottle

    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
  • How to make an ocean in a bottle

    Royal Museums Greenwich is celebrating World Oceans Day on 8 June.

    7 - 16 years
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