Major Exhibition: Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude - now open
Discover the extraordinary story of the race to find longitude (east-west position) at sea and explore the rivalries and ingenious inventions of some of the greatest minds of the 17th and 18th centuries including Galileo, Isaac Newton, Captain Cook and John Harrison. Part of the Longitude Season 2014–15
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About the National Maritime Museum
Experience the world's largest maritime museum, filled with inspirational stories of exploration and endeavour at sea and packed to the gunwales with intriguing objects and fascinating galleries.