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National Maritime Museum

Address: Park Row | Greenwich Park, London SE10 9NF, England (Greenwich)
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8858 4422
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Type: Military museums, Museums
Owner description: Discover 500 years of Britain's encounter with the world at sea at...
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Type: Military 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.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The National Maritime Museum is located in Greenwich in the same area as a host of other wonderful attractions. The architecture and the buildings are stunning and on a good day, this whole area is a photographer's dream come true. The lawns, the structures, the backdrop - everything is lovely. The museum itself is OK. Well worth visiting while you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The building and setting are nice, but for a country with such a massive maritime history, we were expecting far more from the National Maritime Museum. When we walked out, we had to ask if there were other buildings, because we thought surely we must have missed something. Cafeteria was expensive for what was on offer.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

For me it was an ok museum, I guess its not what I expected. Its set out well enough, the staff are very friendly, there's a trail for the kids to do. The Lighthouse section was interesting and the slavery bit. You can see Nelsons uniform and the hole in it from when he was shot. And look out for... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to the museum since a school trip, in about 1977. Obviously, a lot of money has been spent on the attraction since then, as it now boast a brand new roof which draws together previously separate buildings. I only really visited to view Nelson's Trafalgar tunic; with the aid of the helpful staff / attendants,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We went here with two families and two lots of kids. All of us had a great time. There's so much to see that a day flew by leaving me with the feeling that I'd barely started. Most of the displays are pitched at a reasonable mid level of understanding, good for adults and kids, with more detail if you... More 

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Patras, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I admired not only the museum and the excellent exhibits but the people working there and how much knowledge and passion they have. It can be 3 wonderfull hours worth spent and is free of charge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

it's full of old history but new stuff as well, It's free so if you are visiting greenwich, you should definitely visit it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

was very well laid out, well signed and very informative, If you like/enjoy boats/ships. the restaurant/cafe was good, slightly overpriced but not bad for london ...... spent a few hours wondering round looking at the different things, lots of interactive things for the children.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Went with my two sons 14 and 9. For a nation that once ruled the waves it is a shame this is all we can come up with to celebrate. Very dull and un interesting

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

Thank you for visiting and for passing on your feedback. Did you manage to see all the exhibitions within the museum? There's also a regular programme of talks, tours and workshops if you're looking for more active things to do during your visit. More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a great few hours walking around here it has some fantastic things to look at and lots of interactive things for children to do too. The Lord Nelson exhibit is fantastic and if you go outside at 1255 you can see the ball drop from the Royal Observatory. This is a free museum with a suggested donation of... More 

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