National Maritime Museum

Experience the world's largest maritime museum, filled with inspirational stories of exploration and endeavour at sea and packed to the gunwales with intriguing objects and fascinating galleries. See the uniform Nelson wore at the Battle of Trafalgar, steer a ship into port and fire at pesky pirates. 

Greenwich has been home to a naval-based art gallery since the early 1800s, but the idea for the National Maritime Museum as we recognise it dates back to 1927, when a public appeal was launched by the Society for Nautical Research to develop a ‘national naval and nautical museum’. We have grown to boast the most important holdings in the world on the history of Britain at sea, including maritime art, cartography, manuscripts, official public records, ship models and plans.We also have a café and a brasserie with views over Greenwich Park, and a modern library and archive that make our world-renowned collection accessible to a much larger audience.

Find us at...

  • National Maritime Museum
  • Park Row
  • Greenwich
  • London
  • London
  • SE10 9NF

Our family-friendly offer

With two children's galleries, AHOY for the under 7's and All Hands for 7+, toddler groups, make and take workshops, character encounters and much more, there is always something to keep the children entertained at the National Maritime Museum! Toilets, baby-change facilities and an accessible toilet are located opposite the ticket desk on the ground floor at the Stanhope entrance off Romney Road. Further facilities are located to the left of the Admissions desk in the Sammy Ofer Wing facing Greenwich Park. Additional facilities are located on the first floor at the rear of the Baltic Memorial Glass Exhibit.


All Royal Museums Greenwich sites have accessible toilets, and our cafés and gift shops are wheelchair-accessible. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome across all our sites. Our Visitor Assistants are also trained in disability awareness, so please ask a member of staff for any assistance you may need during your visit.Find out more here:


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