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National Maritime Museum

Address: Park Row | Greenwich Park, London SE10 9NF, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8858 4422
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Ranked #152 of 923 Attractions in London
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Discover 500 years of Britain's encounter with the world at sea at...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Ashburn, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The National Maritime Museum is a treasure! It is easy to visit exhibits and learn about maritime history. Admission to the the museum is free. There are charges for other exhibits. There is a cafe in the museum and the treats and coffee available are very tasty!

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Palmyra, IN
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It was a very interesting museum. I didn't have as much time to visit as I wanted, but would highly recommend it. Some beautiful, interesting artwork and lots of items that have survived over hundreds of years!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A beautiful space, used to great effect to showcase the maritime history and culture of the country. Fascinating displays, well-curated and presented. And a lovely cafe as well.

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SamRMG, Manager at National Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to pass on your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your trip and our displays. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

The Museum has a new feel to the place but houses much of our Naval History. Take time to read as the exhibits are very informative. Fascinating place but perhaps lacking in more modern Naval history. Take time to visit the Chapel and Painting Hall nearby. Didn't have time to visit the Conservatory and the Cutty Sark but you would... More 

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SamRMG, Manager at National Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to pass on your feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your trip. Our collection and exhibitions do cover a very large time span but we hope to focus on more modern history too. Did you get the chance to visit our Forgotten Fighters exhibition which looks at the role of... More 

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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The museum and the chapel and the observatory are worth seeing. The ship models within the museum are so nice, and you can also take many cool pictures in the gardens with the Thames in the back. Definitely an area to see, and if you came all that way, it could be well worth paying a visit to Cutty Sark,... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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172 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Located at Greenwich. London FREE A fantastic museum about the ships and Captains of Britains Navy and merchant navy. There are so many exhibits to see. It takes almost a full day to see everything. There are games for the kids, a cafe. Its a wonderfull experience. I have been many times. I would estimate about 25 times from 1968... More 

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SamRMG, Manager at National Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for passing on your feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed the museum, and that you've visited us so many times! We appreciate your continued support and hope to see you again soon. More 

Elstead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We made a visit to this Museum to visit the Ships Clocks and Stars special Exhibition. Entrance to the Museum is normally free but there is a charge to get into this wonderful Display well worth the cost. We particularly went to see the Harison marine timepieces which Far exceeded my anticipation, along with numerous other Clocks Watches ant other... More 

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SamRMG, Manager at National Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for passing on your feedback. Ships, Clocks & Stars is now over and the reviews have been extremely positive. We'll pass your comments onto the team involved who I'm sure will be thrilled. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Maritime Museum was free to enter which was a nice surprise. You only have to pay if you want to go to the Observatory or the Cutty Sark. We chose to go around the Maritime Museum and it was packed full of interesting objects and the history of Britain and the sea. The staff were extremely helpful and I... More 

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SamRMG, Manager at National Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for passing on your feedback. It's great to hear you had such an enjoyable day. Glad to hear our library staff could help, we'll pass on your thanks. More 

Redondo Beach
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

One of the lesser visited gems of London. Away from the hustle of the city, free exhibits, and great place for some amazing pictures. Always love walking around this place.

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SamRMG, Manager at National Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thank-you for visiting again and for passing on your feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Originally this attraction was not on our list of things to do but in an attempt to avoid the rain we wondered in and were really surprised to find a treasure trove of information. So many wonderful displays and historic information about the voyages of discoveries and how the various delicacies such as chocolate, spices etc were traded in the... More 

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SamRMG, Manager at National Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Sorry to hear it rained during your trip but great that you chose to visit our museum. Glad to hear you had such an enjoyable time and thank-you for passing on your feedback. More 

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