The National Maritime Museum is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom and may be the largest museum of its kind in the world. The historic buildings forming part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, it also incorporates the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and 17th-century Queen's House. The museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture. This is a fabulous day out for all the family; you can explore maps, charts, artwork and other sailing memorabilia and then why not take a tour round the Cutty Sark.
The Museum is open daily from 10.00 – 17.00. The entrance is free. A stunning exhibition opens on £ November 2016 about an extraordinary woman (Emma Hamilton) in a man's world. Prices are: Adults: £14.00, Children: £7.00 (under 5 yrs visit free). Finding the museum is easy; why not enjoy your trip to Greenwich by rail or river, it takes no time at all. We're just 10 minutes from central London by rail, or make the journey part of the fun and arrive by boat. MBNA Thames Clippers are the fastest and most frequent river transport services, with departures from all major London piers every 20 minutes. See here for more details about their services:
The following buses stop near the National Maritime Museum: Routes 129, 177, 180, 188, 286, 386 and N1
The museum holds lectures and culture talks, it also has the Cutty Sark For the children there is a ‘family fun Day’ on Saturdays every hour from 12.00 – 15.00 (admission free) whereupon they can meet a different character from history with their own fascinating story to tell! If you are able to visit on a Tuesday, the Museum holds another ‘Family Fun time’ embarking on a wonderful adventure that includes trails, arty workshops, songs and stories, held 10.30 - 14.00.
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As well as world-class museums, Greenwich has a stunning park which dates back to the Roman times and has 183 acres with sweeping views of London. There are inspiring market stalls, delicious street food, restaurants and independent fashion stores.
Find more information about the National Maritime Museum, including the collections, the Royal Observatory and the 17th century Queen’s House.
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