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National Maritime Museum

#160 of 1,558 things to do in London
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Address: Park Row, London SE10 9NF, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 8858 4422
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Experience the world's largest maritime museum, filled with inspirational...

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.

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A good free museum.

An informative museum. The great map is popular with kids. Nice gift shop with a good range. Could do with more interactive actions.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Helen M
Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding museum that explores England's maritime history,conquests,world exploration and trade. Interesting collection of ship's figureheads, maps and history of noted naval battles and their admiralty. Amazing collection of maritime art and wartime memorabilia. Very much of a family museum. Excellent interactive learning areas for children. This museum is part of maritime Greenwich World Heritage sight. This area will take a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An informative museum. The great map is popular with kids. Nice gift shop with a good range. Could do with more interactive actions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent insight into Emma Hamilton who started from appalling beginnings was obviously a very beautiful and intelligent woman learning to speak serval languages, sing, act and captivate men who incouraged her to learn. Do visit exhibition to discover how she helped Nelson but after his death society and debts drove her to France.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This weekend I visited this museum, absolutely marvellous collections of maritime historical monumental artefacts exhibits here. Mostly renounced the victories of great British naval forces. A must for everyone who admire British historical values.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is the ultimate for a boat lover and there is also plenty of exhibits that get the attention of smaller children. We were lucky to visit on the Chinese New Year with a spectacular performance of Chinese puppeteers and musicians.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Maritime Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world, filled with stories of exploration. You will learn stories about Britain's encounter with the world at sea, about the life of Admiral Nelson and the Royal Navy, and about the Battle of Trafalgar. There are free and ticketed events. To eat something during your visit, there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in today. Did the additional Emma Hamilton gallery which is on for a set period of time. Absolutely a great day especially the history of the battle of Trafalgar. Allow at least 4 hours to do it justice. well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite museums, art the foot of Greenwich Park and next to Queen's House - and it's free to visit. The building looks good from outside and in, especially the central area covered with a glass roof, with a wide mezzanine cafe area with plenty of space for kids to run around. Exhibits are well laid... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful exhibits for any fan of sailing naval or trading history. The figurehead display alone was worth coming for. The collection of Nelson artifacts was wonderful as well. The slave trade exhibit reminds us of a darker past

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's quite difficult these days to find museums which are both interesting and free but this is one kf them. It has clearly been designed with both adults and children in mind - hence there are interactive displays along with detailed exhibitions. Don't forget to have a look at the ship in the bottle! You can't miss it!!

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