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Last updated: 26 June, 2023

Arguably the world’s greatest maritime museums, showcasing the rich and unrivalled maritime history of the world, but especially Britain. With an extensive collection of over 2 million objects, including ship models, paintings, maps, and navigational instruments, the museum offers a comprehensive exploration of maritime heritage.

Look out for galleries dedicated to Trafalgar and Sea Traders. There are also galleries that explore the world of piracy, polar worlds, tales of Pacific exploration and stories from the deep.

The museum is part of the Royal Museums of Greenwich, which include the Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory and Queen’s House – well worth a full day to explore them all.

Especially for under 12s

There are two galleries just for kids, as well as special kid-friendly events.


Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 8+
When: All year around

When to do it

The museum is open all year round, seven days a week.

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Greater London, United Kingdom (UK)

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