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National Maritime Museum


Romney Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608



The National Maritime Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world, with a vast collection that spans artworks, maps and charts, and thousands of other objects. The uniform that Admiral Lord Nelson was wearing when he was fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar is one of the most famous items on display at the Museum.

The collection of artworks includes famous portraits of Sir Francis Drake, Captain Cook and Nelson, and J.M.W. Turner’s huge depiction of the Battle of Trafalgar. The National Maritime Museum appeals to visitors of all ages, with many exhibits designed for younger visitors, including the interactive experience of the Great Map and the Ship Simulator.  

The National Maritime Museum is free to visit with the exception of Special Exhibitions and guided tours. 

Emma Hamilton will open on 18 November 2016 until 17 April 2017. Lady Hamilton is most famous for being the lover of Admiral Horatio Nelson, but this exhibition reveals another side to the woman who was born into poverty and became one of her era’s most celebrated characters.

Set amidst a UNESCO World Heritage Site and just a few minutes’ walk from the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and Queen’s House. With shops, cafes and beautiful Greenwich Royal Park all at hand it’s the perfect place for a memorable day out.

For opening times, ticket prices and exhibition details visit



  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs welcome


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Museum Café, Neptune and The Brasserie
  • Picnic Site - Greenwich Park is a beautiful place for fine-weather picnics. There are also indoor picnic spaces within the Museum

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - Lecture theatre seating 150 people and other spaces available to hire
  • Event Venue - Range of spaces available for event hire. Visit for details
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - Visitor Maps are available in English, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Russian and Spanish
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Limited pay and display on-site parking on weekends and bank holidays accessed via Park Row
  • Parking (charge) - On-road parking for £3.00 per hour (on-site parking available on weekends and Bank Holidays only)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 9 (for paid special exhibitions only)
  • Special group rates - For groups of 9 or more for ticketed special exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - Set in the heart of historic, maritime Greenwich
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction - Set within beautiful Greenwich Park – some items are displayed outside – such as Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - Regular weekly programme of family fun events, plus extended programmes during school holidays and special events on occasions including Diwali, Chinese New Year and Halloween. Free under-8s gallery ‘AHOY!’.
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North: leave M25 at junction 27 onto M11. Follow A12 signs for Blackwall Tunnel.
From South: leave M25 at junction 2, onto A2, and continue to A206
Limited on-road parking in surrounding area. Limited on-site pay and display parking on-site on weekends and bank holidays, accessed via Park Row.

Public Transport Directions

7 minutes’ walk from Cutty Sark DLR and Greenwich Pier.
Bus stop ‘National Maritime Museum’ on Romney Road
Greenwich Station (direct trains from London Bridge) is 10 minutes’ walk.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2014
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* The Museum is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Reduced opening hours on New Year’s Day.
Extended opening hours in the summer months.
Occasionally there are unavoidable closures to parts of the site for maintenance and events.

Up to date opening hour information can be found at

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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