National Maritime Museum- focuses on Britain’s seafaring past
National Maritime Museum shows the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people. It (NMM) was formally established by Act of Parliament in 1934 and opened to the public by King George VI on 27 April 1937.
National Maritime Museum Collections:
It has plenty of kid-friendly interactive exhibits. It includes John Harrison’s prize-winning longitude marine chronometer, the H4, and its three predecessors. John Harrison was a Yorkshire Carpenter but he made history to develop navigation system. A giant atlas is installed at the centre of the National Maritime Museum. It is called the Great Map. You can explore the world and play interactive games. Enjoy whatever your age is. It’s free for all.
It has huge collections such as on Architectural models, Astronomical and navigational instruments, Charts and maps, Coins and medals, Decorative Art, Figureheads, Fine art, Flags, Historic Photographs, Antiquities, Oceanography, Polar Equipment and Relics, Sculpture, Ship Badges, Ship Plans, Ship equipment, Ship models, Textiles, Timekeeping, Uniforms, Weapons etc
Find the National Maritime Museum collection online
National Maritime Museum: Admission ticket price, opening hours
Admission Tickets: Free admission i.e. no entrance fee. Require entrance tickets for special exhibitions
Opening Hours: 10am-5pm daily including Bank Holidays. No last admission. Close 24–26 December
Address car parking and nearest tube to the National Maritime Museum
Address: Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF. See its location in Google Map
Telephone and Email: 020 8312 6608 Email: [email protected]
Recorded information line: Information about what’s on, travel tips, opening times and more: +44 (0)20 8312 6565
Nearest Tube, Train, DLR, Bus: Cutty Sark DLR, Greenwich Rail station and Maze Hill Rail station. Bus- Bus Numbers 129, 177, 180, 188, 286, 386. Please visit the Journey Planner of Transport for London to see how to get here.
Car parking: No free parking except blue badge holders. Pre-book is needed. There are off-street pay-and-display car parks in Greenwich Park run by the Royal Parks. The Royal Borough of Greenwich operates car parks nearby in Park Row and Burney Street. There is a secure public car park at the National Maritime Museum with payment (Opening hours: 08.00–19.00 on weekends and bank holidays.)
National Maritime Museum Exhibitions Cafes
There are always exhibitions held here. Visit the related website page for present and upcoming exhibitions and events.
Great Map Cafe is located just beside the Great Map. Another two cafes are Parkside Café and Parkside Terrace. There is also a shop inside where you can buy gift items books etc.
Visit the website for more and update information. Royal Museums manages the National Maritime Museum along with other popular attractions in Greenwich like Queen’s House- Art gallery, Royal Observatory and Peter Harrison Greenwich Planetarium, and Cutty Sark- the iconic sailing ship.