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National Maritime Museum

Park Row | Greenwich Park, London SE10 9NF, England
+44 (0)20 8858 4422
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Ranked #315 of 1,041 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Discover 500 years of Britain's encounter with the world at sea at the National Maritime Museum. Explore our collection and enjoy free wifi in the... more » Owner description: Discover 500 years of Britain's encounter with the world at sea at the National Maritime Museum. Explore our collection and enjoy free wifi in the Compass Lounge. See the uniform Nelson wore at the Battle of Trafalgar, steer a ship into port and fire a cannon in our Maritime galleries. « less
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The display was obviously set up without thought for the target audience. Those of us of advanced years found the need to drop to our knees and peer at information notices with 12 point print in low light very frustrating! In most cases there was no need to have such small print, or to position them at so low a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Went with my son to see The Turner Exhibition last Saturday. Enjoyed that, however we then bought 'lunch' in the cafe. I ordered the cauliflower soup. It looked and tasted like wall paper paste. My son tried it and nearly gagged. I complained to the manager who tasted it and said it was fine. She did then offer me something... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We went specifically for the Turner exhibition. Easy to get to - by tube to Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line) and then onto Cutty Sark on the Docklands. About 7-10 mins walk - signposted. Easy to find. You could also arrive by boat from Westminster. My first visit and what a pleasant surprise. We only got a ticket for the Turner... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

A shockingly bad reworking of a once great museum into lots of small, temporary feeling exhibitions. Hardly any of the collection of wonderful ship models. In fact hardly any ships at all. A huge rubbish shop of course wasting valuable space. A childrens museum really with a huge play area at the centre of the courtyard. Tragic

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Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Incrediable muesum, especially for a free one. It easily rivals the Big London trio - v&a, natural history, and science - for interest and size. The kids gallery is lovely for older children, however lots of interactive displays made it too old for my toddler. However they have a little crane type ride on (free!) where you hoist the sandbag... More

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West Country UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Turner is amongst my most favourite artists. It was really interesting to see his work in the context of other artists but the exhibition was very limited by space. I particularly appreciated seeing the later works including those generously lent by US collections. It is a long way to go from Somerset to see an exhibition that takes less than... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We visited the museum to see the display about Admiral Nelson, it was excellent. We looked at other rooms as well and overall it was a very pleasant experience. Staff very helpful.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I went specifically to see the Turner Exhibition which was excellent. I spent ages there and came away feeling uplifted. It was a pity the exhibition is not free but I suppose that is the way with special exhibitions. I could not believe the price of a Turner print scarf however, which I didn't bother to buy. I would go... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This interesting building in Greenwich houses a large cafe and gift shop. Some of the rooms behind the gift-shop have been converted into a museum. The exhibits in the museum concentrate on telling the story of how racist Britishers were responsible in the past for all slavery in the world and how they stole other people's countries to develop a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a Brilliant time at the Maritime Museum,go along to see The Nelson Navy Gallery, Young ones will enjoy this as well,very informative.Cafe was very good (we had lunch there),Must see the Queens House,the view to the river is beautiful.A Lovely FREE day out.

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