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National Maritime Museum



The National Maritime Museum

Dive into the largest maritime museum in the world and you'll discover more than you could ever imagine. Explore 16 galleries on the past, present and future of the sea.

Plunge into everything from plant life to piracy, from sea power to slavery and from explorers to ecology. Take the helm of a Viking ship. Submerse yourself in the story of the Titanic. Navigate your way through amazing state-of-the-art exhibits, interactive displays, contemporary art and thousands of treasured items.

Explore Maritime London and Oceans of Discovery and listen to the inspiring sounds of Sonic Art.

Royal Observatory

For the greatest day out in the whole galaxy, transport yourself to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and see the official starting point of the new Millennium. Stand across the Prime Meridian Line and be in both eastern and western hemispheres. Travel through the history of stars, space and time. Find out how famous British scientists searched for longitude to save thousands of lives at sea. See where the astronomers lived and worked for over 270 years, understand why Greenwich Mean Time is the standard time for the world and why the Time Ball drops at exactly 1pm every day.

The Observatory have added four compelling new galleries to tell the story of precision timekeeping. They will include a new horology conservation studio where for the first time visitors can watch conservators at work on some of the world's most historically significant and complex clocks.

There is London's only Camera Obscura, the telescope gallery, the Harrison clocks and the finest collection of scientific instruments to visit. Built in 1675 by Sir Christopher Wren, the Royal Observatory stands in 200 acres of Royal parkland.
For information on events, school visits and disabled access please call our recorded information line.

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Directions

4 miles downstream from Tower Bridge with regular boat cruises from Westminster, Embankment and Tower Piers.
Rail: Frequent trains to Greenwich or Maze Hill from Charing Cross or London Bridge stations.
Road:Road connections from the M25 are best via the A2 junction or the A13/A102 Blackwall Tunnel.
Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Cutty Sark (Zone 2)

National Maritime Museum Postcode for SatNav: SE10 9NF

Contact

 
Tel:
+44 (0)20 8312 6565 (Recorded info)
+44 (0)20 8858 4422 (Administration)
Fax:
+44 (0)20 8312 6632
Email:
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Park Row
Greenwich
London
Greater London
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