Museum closures, 11 December
Due to preparations for a large event, the National Maritime Museum will be closed throughout the day on Wednesday 11 December except for Turner and the Sea, the Library and other parts of the Sammy Ofer Wing which will close at 15.30. Access will be via King William Walk. See full details
The Museum sites are open daily between 10.00–17.00, last admission 16.30 (Cutty Sark 16.00).
Christmas closures: All Museum sites are closed 24–26 December.
Cutty Sark closes at 16.00 on 31 December and re-opens at 11.00 on 1 January. All other sites close at 15.00 on 31 December and re-open at 12.00 on 1 January. The Caird Library will close to visitors at 16.45 on Monday 23 December and will re-open at 10.00 on Thursday 2 January.
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: Occasional unavoidable closures to parts of the site are posted in latest visitor information.
Experience the world's largest maritime museum, filled with inspirational stories of discovery and adventure at sea. Explore our vast collection and enjoy free wifi in the comfort of the Compass Lounge. Hear the personal stories of our island nation in Voyagers. Steer a ship into port and fire a cannon at a dastardly pirate ship in the Children's gallery.