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National Maritime Museum

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Address: Park Row | Greenwich Park, London SE10 9NF, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8858 4422
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Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Discover 500 years of Britain's encounter with the world at sea at the...
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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Brilliant day out

We usually visit here when visiting the grandparents and always have a brilliant time but with the new addition of the children's play area this visit was extra special. Such... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We usually visit here when visiting the grandparents and always have a brilliant time but with the new addition of the children's play area this visit was extra special. Such attention to detail catering for all ages and a great chance to learn through play.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A good place to see how sailors used to live aboard ships. The Nelson section is well worth a visit, lots of artefacts to look at. If you have children there is plenty of things to keep them amused with the interactive areas

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We popped in here after observatory and found it very intresting .Lots to see and do and even a childrens section to let of steam Staff was extremley helpful even to point of finding me a plug socket to charge my powerchair Was very impressed with wheelchair access plus guides avilable in braille or large print and films had subtitles... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I thought that this museum was so well laid out and very interesting. It had a contemporary feel and I did enjoy my time there. Exhibits are well themed and labelled. Cafe was in a good position. A great find.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was particularly interested in the WW1 display of models and artefacts with appropriate medal collections and details. Another interest was the buoys and beacons display of Trinity House and, of course, artefacts and pictures of Britain's great hero, Admiral Lord Nelson

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Have always loved this museum, grew up visiting here as a child and still love it today. Lots of great exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Such an interesting place to visit, plenty to see and learn and lots of interactive stuff for the inquisitive!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visited the museum today with fond memories of past visits - admittedly a long time ago, but I digress. Yes, it all looks quite new and sparkling, but we felt a distinct lack of atmosphere. The exhibits when we 'fell over' them suggested a slight lack of flow and continuity as signage wasn't that great and it all seemed a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The displays were informative. A;though an army man I have always been interested in the the Navy of Nelson's time. I also have studied economic history and the material on the British East India company was very illuminating. There was good interactive exhibits which, had I taken grandchildren, I am sure would have kept them well amused. When the added... More 

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

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to pass on your feedback. It's great to hear you had such an enjoyable time and we hope to see you again in the future. If you were to bring your grandchildren then we have a regular programme of family events, as well as two children's galleries and a groundbreaking family... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were at the cafe on 3rd May. The first thing we noticed looking for a table was that although not very busy a lot of the vacant tables were covered in the detritus left from previous customers. If this was a little poorly funded provincial museum then fair enough but at the NATIONAL maritime museum it is an absolute... More 

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

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to pass on your feedback. You hope you enjoyed the rest of the museum and apologise that you felt the cafe wasn't up to standard. We appreciate all feedback and take customer reviews very seriously when it comes to reviewing our contractors. If you wanted to provide more information on your... 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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