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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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Bexley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Just so much to see and do, we all had a fantastic day out and enjoyed taking our time to see so much, we will be back again and again -

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northumberland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The museum is big and airy and everything is laid out clearly and and there are fun things for the kids to do too. I tried on a knights helmet and could not believe how heavy it was. I learnt a lot while here and I found it very interesting even though I had not really thought about all the... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

...and all presented with imagination and clarity. The NMM collection is vast and it therefore merits the allocation of a reasonable amount of time to appreciate its depth and richness. We greatly enjoyed the Nelson Navy Nation and First World War Lives exhibitions - the Guiding Lights gallery devoted to the history of Trinity House was also fascinating. We were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

You must not miss this exhibition, which is on until 4 January 2015. This is a great show about the story of how the Royal Society sponsored the quest for a device to measure longitude. The magnificent and beautifully crafted H1, H2, H3 and H4 marine timepieces invented by John Harrison in the mid-18th century were on display. The voyages... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a free national museum focused on all things nautical, and not surprisingly being and island we have rather a lot. There is a fantastic additional (also charged for) exhibition on the fascinating topic of Longitude, and the chance to see the John Harrison time pieces that finally won him the prize (Google it and in the days before... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The Maritime Museum presents an important piece of British history. The displays are good though honestly I expected a little more. Some of the displays are very good though some are a bit dated. But, combined with a visit to the excellent Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory and a Thames River cruse, this is a good side trip from... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

From its impressive architecture to its exhibitions and collections, it is worth a long visit. It's also a nice change of pace from the crowds of downtown London. Go as part of a Thames River cruise - the views when arriving from the River are impressive. As with most large attractions, use their web site to see current events and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Britain is a maritime nation, so it's worthwhile visiting this museum and learning about their maritime history. We spent time in the gallery featuring the East India Trading company, and the history of Londons docklands, as well as the WW1 gallery. You can get there on the DLR (Docklands light rail line) which travels through Canary Wharf (reclaimed docklands area),... More

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Port Talbot S Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went primarily to see the exhibition on Longitude but had a look round whilst here . The exhibition itself was very interesting and well laid out . The rest was quite busy and had some interesting things to see . It looks a good place for families as general entrance is free ( the exhibition was extra) and being in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A free museum with sections that must be paid to enter. Nevertheless the place simply oozes history. Expect to spend a full day exploring and retracing the famous naval battles and the routes of explorers of old.

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