National Maritime Museum offers a great opportunity to discover 500 years of Britain's history at sea in the world's largest maritime museum.
This a family friendly place that is packed to the gunwales with fascinating galleries and intriguing objects and where kids of all ages can enjoy learning about discovery and adventure at sea. You can even see the uniform (complete with bullet hole), that Nelson was wearing when he was fatally shot!
The Great Map is a space at the centre of the museum, which offers great multi sensory experiences for families, with 5 different games to choose from. You can walk across the map's surface and uncover stories of Scott's Antarctic expedition, female pirates and more using a touch screen tablet.
The Children's Gallery and Ship Simulator Gallery offer kids the chance to become a captain and try their hand at steering a ship into port or fire a cannon at a dastardly pirate ship using a state of the art simulator. It can get choppy so bring your sea legs!
Check online before you visit for information about the exhibitions and events that are held throughout the year, plus there is a page full of maritime activities for the kids to enjoy.
Monday to Sunday 10:00–17:00. Closed 24th to 26th December
Yes, there is parking nearby.
Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.
Yes, there are baby changing facilities.
National Maritime Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.
Yes, National Maritime Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.
Yes, National Maritime Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.
National Maritime Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.