Visitor information

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The Museum sites are open daily between 10.00–17.00, last admission 16.30 (Cutty Sark 16.00).

Easter extended opening times (5–21 April): 10.00–18.00: applies to Cutty Sark; Flamsteed House & Meridian Courtyard; Sammy Ofer Wing and ground floor galleries of National Maritime Museum. View full details

Thursday late closing: The Sammy Ofer Wing and ground floor galleries of the National Maritime Museum stay open late till 20.00 on Thursdays. This includes the Shop, the Museum Café and outside terrace area, the Voyagers gallery and Compass Lounge, the Neptune Court 'streets' and the Explorers and Maritime London galleries.

Closures: All Museum sites are closed 24–26 December, close early on 31 Dec, and open at midday on 1 Jan and on the occasion of the London Marathon in April. Occasional unavoidable closures to parts of the site are posted in latest visitor information.

Times and admissions | Planetarium show times

Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608
The Bookings office is open 09.00-16.00

Planetarium shows and some other events can be booked online.


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London SE10 9NF


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The Sammy Ofer Wing

The Sammy Ofer Wing is the biggest development in the Museum’s history. The new wing includes:

The Brasserie – a new restaurant which features the best of contemporary British cuisine with unrivalled views over Greenwich Park. To reserve a table visit, call 020 8312 8516 or use the bookings widget on our Food and Drink page.

Voyagers: Britons and the Sea, a new permanent gallery with over 200 objects representing the extraordinary depth and range of the Museum’s collection. Voyagers also features the Wave, a 20-metre dynamic audio-visual installation along which over 300 images and films from the Museum’s vast archives unfold in a series of thematic visual journeys.

The Compass Lounge where you can explore our vast collection and enjoy free wifi in comfort. 

The new Caird Library and archive – provides public access to the most comprehensive maritime resources in the world, our unparalled paper-based collections. Find out more

The Sammy Ofer Wing also features a new Museum Café and Shop with a range of seasonal and specially-designed products.

Plan your day and find out how to get to the Museum.