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The National Maritime Museum has a vast collection of stories of the incredible naval voyages sailors have taken across the years. Check out Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle as you arrive: a permanent sculpture of the HMS Victory which stands outside the entrance to the newly opened Sammy Ofer Wing.

 

Inside is the Voyagers gallery, which uses its 200 objects to relate stories of Britain’s maritime adventures and their importance to our nation. ‘Traders: the East India Company and Asia’ is another new permanent gallery which details the development of trade between Britain and Asia. The Great Map is an interactive map with games for all interests: build bridges across continents, or scan a touch-screen tablet across the globe to be recounted stories about pirates and much more.

 


Booking Advice:

  • Admission is FREE
  • Find out how to book the Thames Clipper here
  • Royal Museums Greenwich membership allows you free access to lots of other Greenwich attractions

VISITOR INFORMATION

Where:

Park Row
Greenwich
London SE10 9NF

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 8858 4422

Website:

Opening hours:

Open daily 10.00 – 17.00. Last admission is 16.30.

How to get there:

Nearest station: Cutty Sark DLR

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Parent Point of View

About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  • The All Hands children’s gallery is free and good fun. Try morse code, load cargo, fire a cannon and prepare sailor’s meals.
  • The Great Map is wonderful and has a Paul cafe right next to it so you can grab a coffee and the kids can explore the map. There are seats at the other end if you don’t want a drink but need a rest.
  • There’s some dressing up stuff on the ground floor with a pretend kitchen.
  • The shop is fun if you have pirate loving kids.
  • Look for free costumed actors for the kids at the weekends and in holidays. The female pirate is our favourite!

You can find loads more information by Laura Porter at aboutlondonlaura.com 

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