the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is one of the most important maritime museums in the world. The National Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and celebrating Britain’s maritime history. It has more than two million items in its collections, ranging from ship models and paintings to maps and manuscripts. The museum’s website provides information on all aspects of his work, including current exhibitions and events, educational resources, and research projects.
what is there to see and do in the museum
boat in a bottle
the HMS Victory in a bottle is one of the most photographed works of art in London. This is Admiral Nelson’s boat on which he was killed at the Battle of Trafalgar
Turner’s largest painting
artist Turner’s painting ‘The battle of Trafalgar’ is his largest and most controversial painting.
AHOY! children’s gallery
Little sailors will have a lot of fun in this playful and engaging space for children under 7 years old. Fire up a steamship’s boiler, buy and sell fish at the market and make new friends at the interactive wharf. Expect pirates, arctic tales and plenty of adventures.
find your favorite figurehead
Figureheads are carved wooden sculptures that traditionally sat on the bows of sailing ships. With over 230 figureheads in the collection, including Medusa from the HMS Implacable, there is a wide variety of creatures and styles available.
research your ancestors
The library contains over 100,000 books, 20,000 pamphlets and 8,000 rare books, covering everything from the Royal Navy and piracy to shipwrecks and the two world wars. Discover more about your past? If you have relatives who served on ships or traveled on ships, you can trace their history and learn more about your ancestors.
discover your connection to the sea
The Sea Things gallery has talking sculptures, objects you can touch and even a pocket watch worn by a victim of the Titanic disaster.
10am – 5pm
entrance to the museum is free, but it is recommended to reserve free tickets. You can do that via this link
how do you get there?
Dockland Light Rail to Cutty Sark.
from here follow the signs to the National Maritime Museum