Ahoy closure

Bringing the kids? As we build our exciting new Exploration Wing, the Ahoy! children’s gallery may close at short notice. The Great Map remains open and there is lots for kids to see and do at Cutty Sark.

Enjoy a selection of eateries and a shop packed with goodies at the National Maritime Museum 

Parkside Café & Terrace
Opening times: Daily 10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Parkside Café & Terrace is a bright and airy space split across two levels of the National Maritime Museum, with expansive views of Greenwich Park.

The downstairs café is a buffet-style destination, perfect for a quick bite or lunch with the family. Relax inside with a cup of our award-winning coffee and a freshly-made cake, or sit outside to enjoy the views. 

Head to the upstairs dining area for coffee and pastries, or enjoy  a contemporary British meal with cocktails and wine. Get in the summer spirit during the warmer months with our barbecue menu and a Pimm’s on the terrace.


Parkside Café & Terrace is open to everyone – you do not need to be a museum visitor to visit us.

The Great Map Café
Opening times: Daily 10am–4.30pm

The Great Map Café at the National Maritime Museum is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a hot drink, classic British sandwiches and variety of cakes made fresh daily. 

Located on the first floor of the Museum, this open plan café borders The Great Map, our giant world atlas.

Here you’ll find ample space to park the buggy and let the little ones explore the continents while you enjoy a cup of our award-winning Benugo blend coffee.

Order a beautifully designed children’s lunchbox or Cream Tea, each for just £5.

Shop at the National Maritime Museum
Opening times: 10.00–16.30

Find the shop at the National Maritime Museum on the ground floor at the front of the building.  

Browse a lovely selection of gifts and goodies, from homeware to jewellery, clothes to books. With a range of toys and treats also available, a visit to the shop is the perfect addition to your day at the museum.