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National Maritime Museum, London

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#27 of 255 in Museums in London
Discover British history, art, and science related to the sea at National Maritime Museum. View portraits of leading British maritime figures, see public records and model ships, and enter the Royal Observatory to learn about the development of navigational techniques and equipment. Check out “Voyagers” to hear the stories of Britain and the sea through an audio-visual installation, explore the collection of archives and objects in the “Compass Lounge,” and steer a ship into port and fire a cannon at pirates in the children’s gallery. The venue hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year, so check what's on before you visit. Use our London trip planner to add National Maritime Museum and other attractions to your London vacation plans.
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  • I’ve visited the National Maritime Museum a number of times but this was my first time with a child. Visiting with her made me see the place in a new (better) light. My daughter very much enjoyed the ...  more »
  • We spent the day in Greenwich, and took advantage of visiting the museum, it is interesting to learn instruments and nautical history, plus it is free so very well. The only negative bathrooms were very dirty.
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  • I really enjoyed myself here! Loads of exhibits charting the rich history of the UK maritime tradition! Well worth a visit... plus it’s free (donations gratefully accepted) See how our great ocean faring ancestors braved the elements and explored the globe, and how modern technology continues this tradition!
  • One of many free museums in London that are worth visting. Pretty big with a lot to see as well as a great area for children to play and learn if you are bringing them along. Not the most varied museum due to the subject matter being reasonably specific but definitely worth a trip if you are in the area. Would recommend an 1.5 / 2 hours for a casual visitor but you could spend as many as 3 / 3.5 if you are really into boats
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