National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum is really three museums in one, all standing in the delightful grounds of the Royal Park at Greenwich.

The museum is the largest maritime museum in the world, covering every aspect of ships and seafaring in peace and at war, from pre-history to the present day. It is housed in Queen's House and includes the Royal Observatory, further up the hill.

Built in 1675 by Sir Christopher Wren, the Royal Observatory stands in 200 acres of Royal parkland. On display is a fine collection of scientific instruments and the Harrison clocks. There is also a Planetarium, London's only Camera Obscura and a telescope gallery. Visitors can stand across the Prime Meridian Line and be in both eastern and western hemispheres at once.

Opening Hours
Open every day from 10am until 5pm.

National Maritime Museum
Romney Road

Location Map

+44 (0)20 8858 4422

Getting There
The museum can be reached by riverboat from Westminster, Charing Cross and Tower Piers.

Nearest Tube / Rail Station
Cutty Sark

Bus Routes
53, 54, 177, 180, 188, 199, 202, 286, 380, 386

The Museum has wheelchair access to all levels and galleries.

There are aids for blind and partially sighted visitors and there is a full programme of touch talks and sign-interpreted events for deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors.