The Museum is set in beautiful Greenwich Park and is part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. While you’re here why not visit the Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark – both within walking distance.
The historic building includes 10 galleries, a shop, café, interactive displays and is fully wheelchair accessible.
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Did you know?
- During the Battle of Trafalgar, the British fleet was outnumbered by the enemy’s 30,000 men and 2,632 guns, to Nelson’s 18,000 men and 2,148 guns.
- The infamous pirate Edward ‘Blackbeard’ Teach used to attach fireworks to his beard in order to frighten his enemies, and maintain his fearsome reputation (explore more in our Pirates podcast).
- Punishments at sea included being ‘tarred and feathered’, tied to a rope, swung overboard and ducked or ‘keel-hauled’, dragged round the underneath of the ship. Flogging was the most common, with the whole crew often made to watch.
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"I loved the feeling of history when I walked around this museum. Thank you for such an interesting visit and for taking me along on your adventures"
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The National Maritime Museum is a quick and easy journey from central London, by DLR, rail or boat