Contact & enquiries

Museum switchboard (general enquiries): +44 (0)20 8858 4422 | Recorded information line: +44 (0)20 8312 6565
Membership: +44 (0)20 8312 6678 | | Membership
Bookings: The Bookings office is open 09.00–16.00, Monday-Friday: +44 (0)20 8312 6608 | | Book online
Venue hire: +44 (0)20 8312 8517 | | Venue hire
Archive and Library: +44 (0)20 8312 6516 | | Library
Collections: | Collections
Object donations: | Donating objects to the Museum
Ship plans and historic photographs:
Picture Library and print sales: +44 (0)20 8312 6631/6704 | | Picture Library
Shop (retail sales): +44 (0)20 8312 6700 | | Shop
Donations: +(44) 20 8312 6509 | | Support us
Press office: +44 (0)20 8312 6790/6732, 07903 547284 | | Press releases
Jobs: | | Jobs
Volunteering: +44 (0)20 8312 6543 | | Volunteering

Address: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, LONDON SE10 9NF

Contacting staff: If you would like to contact a member of staff, please send a letter to the above address or fax +44 (0)20 8312 6632.

Comments and feedback: We would love to hear feedback about your visit. To leave us feedback please use our online feedback form. If you wish to receive a response to your comments please tick this option in the feedback form and leave us your email address. All comments will be replied to within 10 working days.


We welcome enquiries about particular artefacts in our collections which you may have seen in a publication or at the Museum, or which you may have missed on a visit; alternatively you may have a comment or additional information about something you have seen on our website? If your enquiry falls into one of these categories, please contact us at We aim to reply within 20 working days from the date of receipt. 

Please note that due to current staff shortages we may not be able to answer enquiries on the following subjects for the time being: uniforms, furniture, decorative arts and textiles, objets d’art, antiquities, ceramics, ethnographic artefacts, figureheads, flags, heraldry, jewellery, medals, coins, and craftwork.

Due to limited resources and the high number of enquiries we receive we are unable to respond to general enquiries about maritime or astronomical history, or about privately owned objects, but we have created a number of research guides around popular subjects, which may be able to assist you in finding out more information about your area of interest. View our research guides

We have an extensive collection of books and journals available at the Caird Library for personal research, including free on-site access to See Library and collections enquiries.

We regret that we are not able to answer enquiries relating to astronomy, space and time. Telephone, email or written enquiries will be referred back to the website. However, you can follow or get in touch with our astronomers via Twitter or Facebook. Please see also our astronomy enquiries section which contains a number of useful links to other resources.

The collections of the Museum can be also be searched and viewed online using our online catalogues.

If for any reason you are unable to undertake research yourself, you may wish to engage an independent researcher who may be able to help you - see our list here.


At the heart of the Greenwich World Heritage Site, our venues provide a beautiful and unique setting for a variety of events.
Make an enquiry about the Museum's collections or request library and manuscript items in advance of a visit.
How to find details of your family's history at sea using the Museum's library and archives and resources outside the Museum.
The National Maritime Museum looks after the largest single collection of original ship plans in the world.
Our Picture Library has access to one of the world's largest collections of maritime art, artefacts and photography.
We are always interested to hear more about any object you wish to donate to the Museum. We cannot undertake monetary valuations of items.
Find out about astronomy events at the Observatory and read astronomy fact files and FAQs.
Make a donation, set up a legacy to the Museum, find out about becoming a Patron or discuss the Museum's development plans.
Contact us about volunteering or job vacancies.