Our site encompasses a wealth of architectural periods, from the elegant 17th-century Queen’s House to the modernity of Neptune Court with its spectacular glass roof. Majestic Georgian colonnades link the Queen’s House to the Museum wings, and both are overlooked by the Royal Observatory, which sits on the crest of Greenwich hill.
Our buildings can accommodate all sizes and types of production. Whether you’re planning a period drama, documentary or feature film, we have the physical scope and facilities to meet your needs.
As part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, the museum has a growing reputation among international film makers and producers, who recognise and value the diversity of a place marked by 400 years of history.
National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum is the largest of its kind in the world.
Neptune Court, at the heart of our galleries forms a meeting point of classical and innovative modern architecture.
Our galleries provide ideal spaces for those documenting subjects relating to the sea. The lecture theatre, meeting rooms and grounds are all available to those wishing to use the museum, or objects from the collection, in their production.
The Queen's House
Designed in 1616 by Inigo Jones as the first wholly classical building in England, the Queen’s House remains one of the most elegant examples of classical grace and simplicity.
With its marble floors, fine staircases, grand rooms and superb views towards the Old Royal Naval College, the Thames and Greenwich Park, the Queen’s House is the ideal choice for those wishing to add a little majesty to their production.
Royal Observatory Greenwich
In 1675, Charles II commissioned Christopher Wren to build the Royal Observatory for use by John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal. In 1884, the Greenwich Meridian was adopted as the international Prime Meridian – Longitude 0º – and this line is marked by a brass strip across the courtyard.
The Peter Harrison Planetarium and the restored South Building and Altazimuth Pavilion marry state-of-the-art modern architecture with carefully preserved Victorian exteriors. Commanding a panoramic view over London, the site provides a dramatic vista for film-makers.
Using the Collections
The Museum’s collections contain over two million objects. These items reflect the centrality of the sea to British life and history, and cover themes of trade, empire, exploration, industry and time.
Our curators are available to assist with research and to participate in interviews.
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Location Filming and Photography
National Maritime Museum
London SE10 9NF