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“why the sun never set on the British Empire?”

National Maritime Museum
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National Maritime Museum Small Group Tour in Greenwich
Ranked #151 of 1,651 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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New York City, New York
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“why the sun never set on the British Empire?”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

to find out, go to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London located in the very eastern part of the city and learn about the base of the empire wealth: discovery of new land and subsequent trading, all based on maritime transportation. Very informative exhibits. complete the visit by by looking at the paintings relating to that period at Queens house next door. on a nice sunny day, add to the enjoyment by taking a boat at Westminster embankment and enjoy the sights on each side of the Thames under the humorous comments of the skipper. Greenwich by itself is a pleasure with quaint book and antique shops, small pubs. We did not have time to visit the clipper Cutty Sark, nor the Old Royal Naval College. If one does not want to take a boat, this area is also serviced by subway . it is also fun to do with kids.

Visited April 2013
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“Ansel Adams exhibition”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

great exhibition of this iconic photographers best work, we love the pictures and the groupings were thoughtful and interesting saw some works we had not seen before, the exhibition is not hugs so it doesn't take that long and with the Big ticket you also get into the Cutty sark and the observatory, a good afternoons entertainment

Visited April 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

If you're into maritime history, or even if you've just got a fascination with Horatio Nelson then this is a great place to spend time. We went during school hols and there were hundreds (maybe thousands) of would be young mariners running around, if you prefer quieter times I would recommend out with hols. Having said that it did add atmosphere. A really educational and entertaining venue.

Visited April 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Probably one of the best kept secrets from tourists.”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

The Royal Maritime Museum in Greenwich is one of the best places to visit for those interested in history, as the museum chronologically covers world events through British exploration and colonization. It has some neat interactive stuff as well.

Additionally, the whole Greenwich area is worth a visit. The Observatory, Cutty Sark, the Footpath,the park, the shops, and the restaurant back to the other side of the river offer enough to make this worth a day visit.

Visited March 2013
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Telford, United Kingdom
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“Mixed enjoyment”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Some areas were interesting but overall the observatory and Cutty Sark were better. Get here by commuter boat, as it is a great way to see the Thames.

Visited April 2013
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