Discover 500 years of Britain's encounter with the world 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 the new Voyagers gallery. See the uniform Nelson was wearing when he was fatally shot at the Battle of Trafalgar, steer a ship into port and fire a cannon in our Maritime galleries.
Galleries & exhibitions
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Find out how our everyday lives depend and impact on the health and survival of the world's oceans.
Take time to explore our vast collection and enjoy free wifi in the comfort of the Compass Lounge.
A new gallery exploring the interrelationship and exchanges between Britain, Africa and the Americas, 1600-1850.
See Nelson’s Trafalgar uniform among over 250 other star objects, placing the hero within the context of his day and telling a wider story...
The Children's Gallery and The Ship Simulator are exciting galleries for younger visitors and their families to explore.
Traders is a new permanent gallery exploring Britain’s maritime trade with Asia, focusing on the role played by the East India Company.
An exhibition of marking the 70th anniversary of the first Allied Arctic convoys to Russia.
Voyagers is a new dynamic and inventive permanent gallery at the heart of the Sammy Ofer Wing.
Ship models played an important role in the shipbuilding advances which helped the Royal Navy emerge as the world's leading naval force.
A brief history of world exploration from Columbus to today.
London has been at the hub of British commerce and industry for nearly 2000 years. The gallery now also features Nelson's Trafalgar uniform.
Objects and stories from 500 years of Trinity House and its work ‘for the benefit and safety of all mariners’. April 2014–February 2015
The newly-restored glass from the old Baltic Exchange is now on display at the Museum. The glass – a memorial to members of the Exchange...
The Great Map brings the Museum’s largest open space to life with a huge interactive world map.