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National Maritime Museum

#162 of 1,552 things to do in London
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Address: Park Row, London SE10 9NF, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 8858 4422
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 inspirational...

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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Very informative museum Has the ability to entertain to all age groups If you are interested in Admiral Nelson this will be especially enjoyable

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much history , it was just amazing. The exhibitions are stunning, the rooms are spacious and even though it was busy it never really felt it was. All the artefacts and accompanying information were so well displayed it made it so easy for all ages to get a real feel what life was like many years ago. All that... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Consistently an amazing museum to visit on own or with young ones. Saw the East India galleries on latest visit and was amazed. Really accessible

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So much to see that suits all ages. The supplementary information on each display is what makes this museum. If you like to get lost in stories of our naval pass and its impact on nations across the world then this is for you. As well as the main museum,which is free with optional donation , we also went to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative museum Has the ability to entertain to all age groups If you are interested in Admiral Nelson this will be especially enjoyable

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Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Outstanding museum that explores England's maritime history,conquests,world exploration and trade. Interesting collection of ship's figureheads, maps and history of noted naval battles and their admiralty. Amazing collection of maritime art and wartime memorabilia. Very much of a family museum. Excellent interactive learning areas for children. This museum is part of maritime Greenwich World Heritage sight. This area will take a... More 

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An informative museum. The great map is popular with kids. Nice gift shop with a good range. Could do with more interactive actions.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent insight into Emma Hamilton who started from appalling beginnings was obviously a very beautiful and intelligent woman learning to speak serval languages, sing, act and captivate men who incouraged her to learn. Do visit exhibition to discover how she helped Nelson but after his death society and debts drove her to France.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This weekend I visited this museum, absolutely marvellous collections of maritime historical monumental artefacts exhibits here. Mostly renounced the victories of great British naval forces. A must for everyone who admire British historical values.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is the ultimate for a boat lover and there is also plenty of exhibits that get the attention of smaller children. We were lucky to visit on the Chinese New Year with a spectacular performance of Chinese puppeteers and musicians.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Maritime Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world, filled with stories of exploration. You will learn stories about Britain's encounter with the world at sea, about the life of Admiral Nelson and the Royal Navy, and about the Battle of Trafalgar. There are free and ticketed events. To eat something during your visit, there... 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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