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“Allow an entire day!”

National Maritime Museum
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National Maritime Museum Small Group Tour in Greenwich
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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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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Allow an entire day!”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Lovely museum to visit and so much to see! But we only allowed part of the day to see this but could have done with the whole day.
It was also a little tricky to find/get to but definitely worth visiting!

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Worth a visit!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Located in Greenwich, we took the DLR to Cutty Sark and then walked down to the museum to enjoy the Maritime History. The entry is free and it is located facing the Royal Observatory Greenwich, which is the home of the Prime Meridian and right opposite the Queens house.
They have an interesting concept of 'Compass cards' which you can pick up from the reception (or one of the many stands they have throughout the museum) and punch it in at the exhibits (they have punching machines at various exhibits scattered around the museum). One you have punched all exhibits of your interest, you can follow it up on the computer consoles in the 'Compass gallery' at the ground floor level or even at home, and you get emailed the stories and interesting facts about all the things that you punched about!!!

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A full day's enjoyment”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

There is so much to do in Greenwich. The exhibition called Visions of the Universe is outstanding. The painted ceiling in the dining room of the main building is stunnning. The walk up to The Royal Observatory is well worth it for the view alone.

Visited June 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Sadly disappointed”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

I had been to the museum before the remodel back in the 1980s and it was much better. Now there is a lot of beautiful open space (Neptune Court) and nice galleries but very little interesting content. I enjoyed Frederick, Prince of Wales, Royal Barge from 1732 and the Gallery from HMS Implacable, of course Nelson's jacket from Trafalgar was there but.....this is supposed to be the most comprehensive naval museum in the world. Very boring. Not much on offer for it's elite status. Much more enjoyable are the Sjohistoriskmuseet in Stockholm, Orlogsmuseet in Copenhagen, or the museums in Paris and St. Petersburg.

I did like the war memorial stained glass exhibit from the Baltic Exchange.....................but the rest was a waste of time. Where are the exhibit illustrating Britain's illustrious naval and maritime heritage?

Visited May 2013
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Greater London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Photographs are literally out of this world!”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Recent programmes by Brian Cox inspired us to visit the latest exhibition of photographs of The Universe at the National Maritime Museum and I was so glad we made the effort - truly incredible and so beautifully captured I left feeling I really should buy a poster and have it framed for our living room. Well worth the £8 (£7 for seniors) admission fee and at least two hours should be allowed to take in everything on show, sit and watch the videoclips and use the interactive screens provided. Been many years since we last visited the National Maritime Museum and we discovered lots of new and exciting exhibits and having concentrated mainly on the photographic exhibition this time we are making plans to return to see the rest of what's on offer. Beautiful grounds adjoining parkland perfect for picnics in the better weather. Short walk up the hill is the Observatory so lots to do in Greenwich - including a market and quirky shops.

Visited June 2013
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