My children love it here. We often go here after a day in the park. The museum is free to enter and offers some great breathtaking exhibits like the boats on display. They also have some activities at the weekend for kids. The last time we went there the children made a viking boat our of paper etc - they loved it.
The coffee shop is very nice and not too pricey.
A good free day out.
Britain has a long and proud maritime history. A great portion of it can be enjoyed at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
There are many models of ships, elements of ship machinery, displays on important events in British naval history, maritime artwork, ocean charts and maps, relics, weapons, and many maritime instruments.
The Museum has some of the world's largest collections of maritime and astronomical artifacts. It's a great place for kids and schools, with many interactive setups and talks and demos available.
It's a huge old building with lots to see, and a café when you're done.
Like most London museums, it's free.
Still quite a good museum but sadly lacking in exhibits these days .
I've been to the Martitime Museum on a few occasions, it's really amazing. It is huge too.
It looks really amazing from across the Thames (Island Gardens) and is generally a beautiful building.
It's been ages since I last visited and can't remember exact details of what is there, but I would like to go again and take it all in again, it is very interesting and worth a visit if you are ever on that side of the water! (something we on the north say a bit about Greenwich and South London)
The National Maritime Museum has transformed itself from a rather staid collection of nautical artifacts into an interactive, hands-on family museum. A museum that could display just old ship models and pictures of dead naval heros instead has created dozens of kid-friendly exhibits--areas where children can both play and learn about maritime history.
An ideal day trip from central London, the museum is within walking distance of the Old Royal Observatory and other sights in quaint Greenwich.
This museums deserves more praise than it gets. It's set in a wonderful location and entry like most other London museums is free.
They really have spruced this museum up since my previous visit, they have lots of interactive things for kids to see such as wave machines. As you would imagine being a sea faring nation that built an empire on the back of its navy, Britain has a long maritime history going back hundreds of years and this museum reflects that.
There are plenty of displays of things other than royal navy though so it is far from a jingoistic trip you may think.
Although the various ships, coins, maritime equipment caught my eye the prized artifact for me was the very uniform that Lord Horatio Nelson wore when he died - you can still see the musket holes and dry blood!
You can even see where the surgeons have cut his trousers away to operate quickly.
Worth the trip just for this alone.
The perfect place for some naval gazingsorry, couldn't resist!
I went here dozens of times as a kid, and it was fascinating. the large slice of England's maritime history sits there waiting for those with good imagination and an interest in lives and times different from our own. the location by the times is splendid and appropriate, and I'd recommend combining a visit with thee Greenwich observatory and then stroll down the hill to the Maritime.
This is a brilliant museum and should be given a lot more Government funding. Free to enter, this museum is popular - and rightly so.
There's lots of interactive displays to entretain visitors young and old, and the corridors are big enough to hold the vast expanse of visitors that can be found there at the weekend.
The cafe/restaurant is also very nice and very reasonably priced for a London museum.
They also have a really good website so that you can see what events are taking place.
You cant come to Greenwich and not visit the National Maritime Museum,it is formed from the queens house and two separate wings joined by colonnades, It was first opened in 1937, blah blah blah, you can read this anywhere, what you really want to know is what is it like, is it worth a visit,
well it opens at 10.00 am and closes at 17.00 pm, it often hosts some great exhibitions, so i would check what is on before you go, is it worth it heck yes, it is steeped in history, if you really want a good photo of it go to the top of the hill in the park behind, by the observatory.
This museum is just great for small kids. It's also free! When we went, there were plenty of free activities going on, making flags and hats upstairs, sea shanty singing and others we missed. Outside, the astronomers from the Royal Observatory had set up telescopes to let kids look at the sun. No, it's not dangerous if they're fitted with special filters, we even saw some flares.
There's a nice little toddler park at the back, and Greenwich Park is lovely. At the weekend, you may be lucky to find a free parking space at the top of the Park towards Blackheath.
This museum comprises of the national maritime museum, queen's house and the royal observatory and Planetarium. The place is a historical place as it is the world's largest store of maritime art, ship models, instruments and more. Even if you are not a history or maritime buff, it's a place worth visiting as you'll also be mesmerised by the wonderful scenery.
This museum is set on a vast site just below the Royal Observatory in Greenwich surrounded by some of the most stunning green land and historical interest buildings in London. Close to Greenwich market which is a throbbing Sunday must this museum delivers on every scale. The sheer size and opulance of the interior is breathtaking, everything from the many nautical exhibits to the private Queens house which is just amazing. A truly wonderful historical site which transports you back to a byegone age of Francis Drake, Chichester and alike. Over the years they have had many wondeful exhibitions like the Titanic artefacts which was truly amazing. Close to the river there are many eateries and pubs close by and this truly is a place to visit where you are guaranteed a great day out on into the night.
A great museum, whether you have an active nautical interest, or are just for an interesting day out. A whole range of galleries, with everything from mdel sailing boats to huge propellors from real ships, and laods of stuff for the kids to do, with their own dedicated area, with tons of intereative and hands-on exhibits.
The cafe and shop are brilliant (if slightly overpriced), and the museum is situated on the edge of the fabulous Greenwich Park, so there's always plenty to do. If you do have an interest in matters maritime, the Cutty Sark is under renovation nearby.
The Natinal Maritime Museum is a definate tourist hot-spot if you are in the Greenwich area. It is not only set in the stunning ground of the university but it also has the fantastic view of the Thames. Inside the museum there is a small cafe which is a little expensive but serves wonderful cream teas. If you are into your culture and history this is a great place to visit. I particularly love it because I went to Greenwich University and my Grandfather studied there when it was the actual Navy College years ago! Wonderful!
Spent many an afternoons throughout my childhood. Its interesting and fun. Children will be inspired. They do activities with children through the holidays. They have people in character and they really attempt to bring history to life.
With free entry, interesting displays and a good variety of events going on throughout the year, the Maritime Museum makes a nice family day out. The exhibits are often interactive, and appeal to all ages.
The closest station is Cutty Sark DLR, and the museum is a short walk away.
Set in well maintained gardens, and very close to the bustling River Thames, there are plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants to stop for a pleasant drink afterwards, and the cafe inside is also very nice.
This museum is a really good place to goto with your kids when it is raining. Everybody is really childfriendly and the children can run around in the huge cafe (serves the most amazing chocoloate cake), childfriendly. Furtermore there are many activities for the kids. They can drive a boat in a simulator or they can learn how to morse. Great place.
I love this museum and its grounds. The entrance is free and there is so much to see. They have a new wing at the back with great food and amazing outdoor water features, it's always full of children and busy parents on push chairs. Go early in the morning if you're a tourist or if you can. You'll have the whole day to enjoy the rest of the park and maybe even book a massage treatment!
Myself and Snippet (my black and white patched collie) were up with the lark; in the crisp autumnal air. For this Saturday, we would sample one of our local attractions. Being men of the seafaring persuasion, Snippet and I upped our masts for the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
Across the sprawling grass garden we went, soaking in the fantastic panoramic view of our capital. Panting (Snippet more so than I), we reached the stately entrance of our destination.
Upon entering we were enthusiastically welcomed by a member of staff dressed as a rather excellent rudder. The gigantic rudder took extra-special care to show us round the most important parts of the museum. His/her in-depth lecture was a treat for seafaring virgins and transatlantic tarts like alike.
After quenching our thirst for nautical knowledge, Snippet and I sailed forth to the museum café for lunch. We both ordered the hearty captain's favourite: scampi and chips. I propped myself up on a luxurious green plastic chair, whilst Snippet ate in typical canine fashion (four legs earthbound and muzzle to the floor).
From start to conclusion, this maritime extravaganza was very much a triumph for the soul. An educational feast for man and beast - well, if Snippet's scholarly demeanour afterwards is anything to go by.
I would recommend this as a day out to anyone, particularly those with a free Saturday and a pet dog with a questionable existence.
Most pleased! Five stars!
i love this place- so much history, so little time, they have just gone through a refurb- to allow another gallery to be put into place and you still can't tell from the outside. go check it out
It's a quite a trek to get up to the museum the nearest station on the DLR being Cutty Sark. There are signs everywhere from the station pointing you in the right direction. THE ENTRANCE into the museum is free though you can donate money if you wish to. You can have a picnic outside though tourists know about this place so you probably won't have a quiet picnic and will be bothered by them asking you questions. There is a fantastic view of the Thames from the outside and inside there are a bunch of interesting exhibits and even a few interactive bits. The staff are friendly and as usual there's the nice gift shop at the end.
not that many collections to see, well mainatined, full of families at the weeekend, goto see it as it is free entry, fabulous building , a nice place to spend som time into and has a small cafe upstairs
went here today on a family trip out and fantastic free entry, my daughter loved the Titanic and the boys were off exploring. great day and what makes it even better is that it's free so you are able to spend your pennies on a lovely lunch :)
The Maritime Museum, like the Royal Observatory is free and very much worth a visit. It has lots of exhibitions about different aspects of Maritime history in the area from Christopher Columbus to the Titanic. The information is presented in lots of different ways; through videos, written information, audio recordings and more hands-on methods. You can look at the different uniforms of the Naval officers of the past, and there is a Paul bakery upstairs where you can get a very nice cake when you are having a break! Excellent for children and adults alike. I enjoyed it a lot.
What a fantastic day out! I had the greatest day recently in Greenwich with my family and the kids LOVED the Maritime Museum. It's huge! I think what made it even better was looking out of a window and seeing the statue that's used on Layer Cake! Brilliant!
it promotes understanding of history and future of Britain and the sea, the story of time, astronomy and navigation and of the historic buildings at Greenwich, its very big, i frequent the maritime because of its extraordinary cababilities.
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