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National Maritime Museum, London

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#27 of 257 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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  • We went here for a family day out, my husband found it very interesting, but unfortunately it was a bit ‘stiff’ for our 7 year old (& me if I’m honest). I’m glad it was free otherwise it would of been...  more »
  • First visit with friends to the museum. Absolutely crammed with such interesting exhibits. You could easily spend all days here. Does get very busy.  more »
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  • Very good indeed; great use of holograms in storytelling. Very good interactive storytelling touchscreens. Great exhibitions. Lived in London all my life and never saw this until recently. Key to understanding the British Empire and the precursors to modern history is control of the seas and the importance of naval dominance. So one of the best museums in London. Also its in Greenwich so nice walk in the park, nice food right outside.
  • Nice museum with interesting exhibits. Another wonderful & colorful free Museum in London. Since some time ago we were quite desperate to go here and we are so glad we made it. I am maritime fan because my husband is a mariner so i am very exited when i saw all these things . Various different activities to do as well. Thank you for maintaining and keep the museum tidy and clean.
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