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National Maritime Museum

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Address: Park Row, London SE10 9NF, England
Phone Number: 442088584422
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Experience the world's largest maritime museum, filled with...

Experience the world's largest maritime museum, filled with inspirational stories of exploration and endeavour at sea and packed to the gunwales with intriguing objects and fascinating galleries. See the uniform Nelson wore at the Battle of Trafalgar, steer a ship into port and fire at pesky pirates.

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Great museum.....

We popped in for a midweek visit and had a great time. The only thing is make sure you see all the exhibits. We almost missed everything upstairs. You have to go to the back left... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We popped in for a midweek visit and had a great time. The only thing is make sure you see all the exhibits. We almost missed everything upstairs. You have to go to the back left and up the stairs to find the Nelson exhibit and it is not to be missed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Today we went to see the new Pepys Exhibition at The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich- a good decision. A very well curated exhibition, informative signage and genuinely interesting. A little bit difficult to find your way around but this is a minor point. £10 to get in for us oldies, good value for money

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having been born and raised in Greenwich, over the years I have visited this museum on many occasions. It provided a truely excellent insight into naval history. However, not now living in the area, this was my first visit for many years and I was very disappointed at the many changes that have taken place. It is no longer a... More 

Thank 0707David
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the Maritime Museum in 1978 when I was in the Merchant Navy travelling down from Edinburgh and the exhibits there were incredible. History of both Royal and Merchant Navy was excellent. Spent nearly the whole day in the Museum. I visited again in 2005 and again it was amazing. I returned this week to find the Museum had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a mid-week late lunch. Only one other table yet service very slow. When food turned up, the burgers buns were burnt and had to be sent back. My burger was tasteless.Waitress nice but wouldn't go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place for kids on a wet day . Lots of exhibits and interactive media and a great exhibition . Much better for kids than adults Good cafe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another top-level museum in London. The building is very important historically itself and houses some wonderful displays. Enough here for families or even just adults. Incorporate it with other places in Greenwich for one amazing day trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit particularly the Nelson exhibit and the highlight for and worth travelling a long for was Turner's painting of Trafalgar

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good, open and airy museum filled with the history of England's maritime past. Well worth a couple of hours and you can combine it with all the other Greenwich attractions as I did. Easily give Greenwich a full day to enjoy it al.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The maritime museum and college is made up of beautiful buildings but the day we were there access was very limited due to filming by the bbc ( oddly enough this happened last time we there too ) The security people were quite rude in telling us that we could not go down some pathways. In addition the painted hall... More 

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Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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