Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  London  /  Museums  /  National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum, London

3.8
#22 of 167 in Museums in London
Specialty Museum Museum
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 vacation builder to add National Maritime Museum and other attractions to your London vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including National Maritime Museum
map

Plans in London by other users

20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in London BY A USER FROM CHILE July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in England BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in England BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in London BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Spain, London & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Paris & London BY A USER FROM INDIA August, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in London BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in London BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in London BY A USER FROM MEXICO March, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to London

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in London

Many of London's main attractions are spread out, so nearby public transportation is key. There is no downtown area as such in London, and some of the least expensive hotels have more convenient access to tourist sites than the costlier ones. For a quintessential London experience, consider staying in the West End. This part of town offers excellent theaters, historical sites, and eating and shopping options for every taste. Lodging won’t be cheap, but you’ll have the colorful variety of London life right at your doorstep. Look at Notting Hill or Chelsea for charming and less expensive boutique hotels and B&Bs.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,405 reviews
Google
4.2
  • One of the best painted ceilings I have ever seen. Best seen 'out of season' when it is a lot quieter. Go on to the Greenwich Observatory afterwards for a full day out.  more »
  • Though it treats a more sedate and less interesting topic than London's central museums, it is still worth a visit, as London's expert curators do as well with the subject matter here as I have seen d...  more »
  • If you go to Greenwich. This is a must visit, not only is it free but there is something for everyone in the family. Lots of interaction and history to learn. And if young children are bored, there's ...  more »
Google
  • This place is amazing, the fact it's in Greenwich Park is a real bonus. It's interactive for the kids too, the giant world map on the floor is an amazing learning tool. A must visit if you are local or from another country
  • Great museum to learn about trade and the navy. There is a lovely children's area with a pretend cabin, steam room and ship deck where they can imagine and play like saliors and lots more.
  • One of the most iconic places in the world. You've seen it in countless movies and in real life it's just as impressive. It's always one of the top spots for our clients, when they book London Walk photosessions with us
  • Brilliant place to wander about. The museum is not the biggest but they do have a good kids play area...
  • We had a great time both inside and in the grounds. The weather was amazing so we spent hours just chilling and taking it all in.