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National Maritime Museum

Park Row | Greenwich Park, London SE10 9NF, England
+44 (0)20 8858 4422
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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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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This was a specific visit to see the special exhibition about the quest for a means for sailors to accurately calculate longtitude. The exhibits were well set out and the history of the quest could be easily followed.

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Hook, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I loved my visit here with friends. Everything was beautifully presented, with good explanations in a bright welcoming atmosphere. Fascinating but not over powering The clock exhibition was worth taking the time to visit with a guide who really helped you understand the complexities of regulating time, something we now take for granted. I have come to understand with a... More

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Cincinnati
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Must see for a anyone interested in maritime history. You name it, it's there.Stately, but modern. Very knowledgeable staff.

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Kirkham
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Fabulous free museum, don't miss the painted hall it was beautiful. Very friendly and knowledgeable guides. You will need a full day at least. Food not overly expensive but lots of restaurants all near

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Informative special exhibition and loads to see. Not enough time to see everything in one day. Helpful staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum in Greenwich provided me the most enchanting experience. I am very passionate about sailing, boats, harboars and oil rigs. The museum exhibits figureheads, persian boats, ship artifacts and in 2014 features the Ships, Clocks and Stars exhibitions, explaining the visitor the quest of longitude as it was 300 years ago.

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Sollentuna, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Maritime Museum is a very modern looking museum. We saw an exhibition showing the original John Harrison ship chronometers in original. Fantastic! I rate it very good since it even managed to intrigue my young teenagers, not an easy task!

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London, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you're visiting London for any length of time, this is really worth visiting. They've done a splendid job in renovating and expanding the place, and it really does contain an extraordinary volume of interesting stuff, whether or not you have a special interest in naval history (some serious research is done here). Plus it's surprisingly child-friendly, with quite a... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Wow... what a museum. The National Maritime Museum is the world's largest maritime museum, The museum is packed with stories of exploration and endeavour at sea. My favourite galleries are "Nelson, Navy & Nation", "Traders" and anything to do with Harrison. Well worth a visit. Highly recommended.

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The main part of the Museum is free and offers a spacious and clean visit that includes key topics from marine history in a sympathetic way covering a diversity of topics fromNaval warfare, the trade routes and even the Moments of history that we can only learn from our own historic mistakes the Slave trade. The museum does an excellent... More

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