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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 #331 of 1,084 attractions in London
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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Set in what is anlovely park espwcially on ansunny day this is a lovely museum with some interesting exhibits and a lovely cafe. Longitude exhibit was very interesting and worth anvisit. Cutty sark nearby as is Royal observatory. Tip: if 2 adults or family and youre going to do cutty sark, musuem, obervatory and planetrium consider year membership

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The National Maritime Museum (NMM) is a must see ... if one has a particular interest in the Royal Navy in the age of fighting sail, especially during the time of Horatio Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar. The collection has many unique items that are iconic of that age, of which the centerpiece must surely be the admiral's coat... More

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Christchurch NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Greenwich village and all the surrounding attractions make a great day out, and it's definitely worth the time on any visit to London of 4 or more days. Go one way on the river, the other on the DLR tube line to add to the experience. The National Maritime museum is another great free museum, and the displays are very... More

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

many free exhibitions, and a few paid ones. we only visited the free ones, but too much to see already.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I and my husband visited this museum.but we did not enjoyed much.there was nothing special to see apart from paintings and hardly 1 2 ships r there as attraction.thank god there was a park to sit and relax.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The museum is in a lovely building on the edge of Greenwich Park. We have limited interest in maritime things but ambling round found enough to keep us interested for a couple of hours. There are some fabulous figure heads from ships and a really good interactive section on "The Bridge" where you get to virtually steer a ship from... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This used to be an interesting place to visit. I last visited 30 years ago and it is chalk and cheese. There was little of interest other than the model of King George V, the rest was embarrassing. It has lost its original magnificent displays and was a complete waste of time. The display areas only took a few minutes... More

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

We’re sorry you had a bad experience, we do hope to cater for audiences of all ages. The offer at the National Maritime Museum certainly has changed over the last 30 years, including the addition of a whole new wing with a special exhibition gallery space. There are a number of exhibitions in the Museum’s various gallery spaces currently including... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just a few blocks from the Cutty Sark there are plenty of artifacts on display at the National Maritime Museum to make any devotee of Patrick O’Brian or C.S. Forester swoon. Here you can find everything from the Lord Horatio Nelson’s bullet-holed uniform, to a full-sized paddle boat engine, to a cannon ball fired during the first Opium War. The... More

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I didn't get to spend a lot of time here, but I did learn a lot about England's role in the slave trade. I will definitely return on my next visit to finish the tour. The staff was very informative and friendly.

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Stanwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you are a fan of maritime history then this is a must see addition to your visit to the London area. The highlight of my visit was the uniform worn by Vice Admiral Nelson at Trafalgar - to come face to face with such a piece of history was truly amazing. There was not a part of this museum... More

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