National Maritime Museum - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the National Maritime Museum

Based within Greenwich Park, the impressive building houses the national collection of maritime history.

Exhibits range from full size barges to models of mighty sailing ships, along with the history of the marine trade in the UK.

Some exhibitions are charged for, but you can also take in the other museums in the area which are associated with each other.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

National Maritime Museum,
Romney Road,
London,
SE10 9NF

Link to National Maritime Museum's website

 

Exhibitions open today

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
Come face-to-face with the kings and queens who have shaped British history for over 500 years
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
10am to 5pm
Greenwich
Ends on Sun 31st October
2021-06-19
2021-06-19
 

National Maritime Museum Map

 

Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to National Maritime Museum

The nearest station is Cutty Sark DLR which is 0.2 miles away.


National Maritime Museum - Latest News

From Tudors to Windsors – a history in portraits
From Tudors to Windsors – a history in portraits

Kings, Queens, mistresses and loverboys – some 500 years of monarchy is on display as part art and part history lesson at the National Maritime Museum.

A marine exhibition shows the side of the sea rarely seen
A marine exhibition shows the side of the sea rarely seen

An exhibition has opened of photography of marine life, but it’s not the expected photos of fishes and corals and nature — but of humanity at work at sea. Raw industry and machines, and the humans who work them.

A lunar exhibition of moon rocks and art in Greenwich
A lunar exhibition of moon rocks and art in Greenwich

On this anniversary year of the moon landings, one of the many exhibitions that are opening is in London, and looks not just at the moon landing, but at the moon entire.

Greenwich’s Maritime Museum to expand by 40% in September
Greenwich’s Maritime Museum to expand by 40% in September

The National Maritime Museum is about to get bigger. Much bigger. A development project that’s nearly finished is seeing the museum gain four new galleries, adding 1,000m2 of space in the Museum’s East Wing, previously closed to visitors, into public use.

See the Baltic Exchange Memorial Glass
See the Baltic Exchange Memorial Glass

Sitting in a bit of a corner in the Maritime Museum can be found something that ideally shouldn’t be there.

Museum Meals – National Maritime Museum
Museum Meals – National Maritime Museum

I was in Greenwich for an event taking place later that afternoon, so why not pop into the newish extension to the Maritime Museum for a bit of lunch while I waited.

The reopening of the Cutty Sark by the Baron Greenwich (and his wife)
The reopening of the Cutty Sark by the Baron Greenwich (and his wife)

Today, the Baron Greenwich and his wife will visit his namesake town and let her announce the opening of the restored Cutty Sark sailing ship after its lengthy, expensive, and very controversial refurbishment. Yesterday, practically every journalist and blogger in

A history of Royal Pageantry along the Thames
A history of Royal Pageantry along the Thames

With the Royal Pageant taking place in a couple of months, it is opportune to learn a bit about the history of such grand events which were often the closest the great unwashed would get to see their Regal masters

 

Recent exhibitions

An exhibition exploring the unsolved mystery of Sir John Franklin's fatal last journey into the Arctic.
2021-06-19
2021-06-19
The Great British Seaside celebrates six decades of our love affair with the beach.
2021-06-19
2021-06-19
The Moon
£9  
To celebrate 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed the first humans on the Moon, the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbour.
2021-06-19
2021-06-19
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
Come face-to-face with the kings and queens who have shaped British history for over 500 years
2021-06-19
2021-06-19

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