National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum
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National Maritime Museum address and telephone

National Maritime Museum is located at: Romney Road, Greenwich,
London SE10 9NF
You can contact National Maritime Museum on Work +44 (0) 208 312 6565
The National Maritime Museum website can be visited at

National Maritime Museum opening times and ticket price

Opening hours:
National Maritime Museum is open to the public from: 10 AM to 5 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Visiting hours are subject to change, and may not apply on public holidays. Always reconfirm whether it’s open to visitors before making plans to visit National Maritime Museum
Time required:
A typical visit to National Maritime Museum lasts 1½-2 hours (approx)
Ticket cost:
The entry price for National Maritime Museum is: Adults free entry

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The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich covers British naval history from the Spanish Armada all the way up to the submarines of World War II. Along the way you’ll learn about exploration and trade during the days of Empire, and Nelson’s battles with Napoleon.

Greenwich Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum’s principle building is the Queen’s House, which Inigo Jones designed in 1615. Although unremarkable by today’s standards, it caused an utter sensation in the 17th-century as it was London’s first example of a Palladian-style edifice.

James I commissioned him to build it as the summer residence of Queen Anne, who passed to Charles I on her death. It now contains sixteen galleries filled with naval paintings.

The two buildings connected either side by long white colonnades were commissioned in 1807, to celebrate Britain’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

History of the British Navy

The Admiral’s exploits are admirably covered in his own gallery. The prize exhibit is the actual jacket that Nelson was wearing when he got shot on board HMS Victory – you can even see the bloodstained bullet-hole through which it entered his shoulder.

The Maritime Museum also has a fine collection of boats and ships, including hundreds of scale-models. Some famous examples include Frederick’s golden barge of 1732, and Ernest Shackleton’s lifeboat James Caird, from his arctic expedition. There is also a replica of the 7th-century Sutton Hoo burial ship, found in Suffolk in 1939.

Kids can keep themselves busy firing mock cannons, and traversing Nordic straits in a Viking longboat.


If you like National Maritime Museum, then you might also like…

> Greenwich Park Greenwich Park is home to the Queen’s House, Royal Observatory and National Maritime Museum.
> Greenwich Greenwich is famous for the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum.
> Old Royal Naval College The Old Royal Naval College was designed by Christopher Wren as a home for injured sailors.
> Cutty Sark The Cutty Sark was the fastest tea clipper of her generation – sometimes sailing 360 miles a day.

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