Discover the Great Map at the centre of the National Maritime Museum, a giant atlas from which you can explore the world and our collections, join in with events and play interactive games - no matter what age you are. And it's all free!
- Pick a card and explore the world as a submarine or build bridges across continents!
- Walk across the map’s surface and use a touch-screen tablet to uncover stories of female pirates, Scott’s Antarctic expedition and many more.
- Understand from live data the currents and winds that drive vessels and people across the world’s oceans and seas.
- Become the Great Map’s Greatest Explorer. Take one of our tablets, name your ship and set sale for distant lands.
Take a breather
Good news for weary parents - the Great Map is located next to the Great Map Café where there's ample space for buggy parking, so take a pew and enjoy a cappuccino while the little ones explore.
Entry to The Great Map and access to all our interactive games is free.