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National Maritime Museum, London

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#28 of 222 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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  • Great place to visit on hot sunny day or rain!. Very interesting Museum, set out really well. Plenty of seating and several cafe's. And the Museum is FREE!!!!  more »
  • Who is interested in is right place for shipping. There is much to see and the admission is free. Also for children there to discover a lot. Especially in rainy weather a great trip. Plan but enough time 2-3 hours they are quickly passed...
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  • The National Maritime Museum is unworthy of its "National" title. Let me make this review clear for the outset. I only popped in here for a bite to eat, and that was to take out, so perhaps I'm being ...  more »
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  • 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.

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