National Maritime Museum | Day Out With The Kids

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National Maritime Museum

Greenwich, Greater London, England

  • Aerial view of National Maritime Museum in Greenwich
  • Outside view of National Maritime Museum in Greenwich

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Park Row, Greenwich, Greater London, SE10 9NF, England


Click here to visit National Maritime Museum's website
02088 584422

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00–17:00. Closed 24th to 26th December


Free admission


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