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National Maritime Museum

Park Row | Greenwich Park, London SE10 9NF, England
+44 (0)20 8858 4422
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Ranked #314 of 1,135 Attractions in London
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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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Kirkham
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 NEW

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

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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

What a great museum. It is spacious and very clean and there is plenty of room when looking at all the exhibits. It was particularly interesting to me, as an ex seafarer, but my wife and son also really enjoyed it. Highlight for me was the exhibition 'Nelson's Navy', which includes the clothes that Nelson was wearing when he died... More

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Perigueux
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The 'Discovering Greenwich' building nearby is a prelude to the main museum. That building contains a few nautical odds and ends, plus a very pleasant shop. Cutty Sark is worth seeing too. Moving on from there, the National Maritime Museum is a far grander affair. On entrance, there are various boats, a racing catamaran and ships' figureheads hanging from the... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Knowing how important the sea has been in British history, I had high hopes. I was not disappointed. The museum is FREE to enter, although paying for a basic ticket also allows entrance to the special exhibit (The search for Longitude) and to the Royal Observatory. We started off in the new Nelson gallery and were very absorbed there. The... More

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