By road

Recommended routes | Car parking | Coach parking

Journeys to the Museum can be affected by temporary engineering work. Please check our Latest Visitor Information page and see our information on getting to the Museum by alternative transport.

Please note that parking in Greenwich is limited, particularly at weekends due to popular local markets. Some spaces are available at the Museum's car park at weekends and bank holidays (see below for details). The Museum can be easily reached by public transport, including buses and the Cutty Sark DLR station, and Greenwich and Maze Hill rail stations.

Recommended routes

See also Greenwich map

  • From the north use M25, M11, A406 (direction London East), A12, Blackwall Tunnel.

    Leave M25 at junction 27 and take M11. At southern end of M11 follow the A12 signs for central London and Blackwall Tunnel. Go through Blackwall Tunnel and follow local signs for Greenwich just after tunnel exit or, if going to the Observatory, continue to A2 (Sun In The Sands junction) and turn right (signed London), and on reaching Blackheath open space follow signs for Greenwich Park.
  • From the south use M25, A2 (a fast route straight to Greenwich).

    Leave M25 at junction 2 (direction London). As you approach Greenwich turn off at A2 (direction Central London) for the Observatory (in Greenwich Park) or continue to A206 for the National Maritime Museum and central Greenwich.
  • From Dover use the A2, M2, A2 route direct to Greenwich.
  • From Channel Tunnel use M20, M25, A2

If you have satellite navigation, use the following postcodes for directions to the Museum and Royal Observatory:

  • SE10 9NF for the Museum car park
  • SE10 8QY for the Blackheath Gate of Greenwich Park which leads to the Royal Observatory (NB the road from the Observatory to the town is closed during the working day)

Car parking

There are off-street pay-and-display car parks in Greenwich Park (250 spaces, maximum 4 hours), Park Row and Burney Street. Usual exemptions apply for Blue Badge holders. Greenwich Park (alongside A2 on Blackheath) provides easiest access to Royal Observatory and Planetarium.

The Museum's car park on Park Row is available for public use 08.00–19.00 on weekends and bank holidays.* The car park has approximately 90 spaces and is guarded by a security officer. Vehicles must fit within the marked bays.

Up to 1 hour: £3.00
Up to 2 hours: £6.00
Up to 3 hours: £9.00
Up to 4 hours: £12.00
All Day: £15.00
(Cash payments only)
*excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Coach parking

There is free coach parking adjacent to the A2 in Charlton Way. The A2 route on arriving in the Greenwich area crosses a large open space (Blackheath) and the wall of Greenwich Park is clearly seen on the northern side alongside which is Charlton Way Coach Park.

This coach parking area is close to the Royal Observatory Greenwich – a short walk through the park. There are public toilets just inside the gate.

For the National Maritime Museum and centre of Greenwich, there are set down/pickup bays in Stockwell Street (20 minutes maximum). It is a five minute walk to the Museum.

Coaches will often set down young or elderly parties closer to the Museum in Romney Road (westbound only) before proceeding to a parking place. Long-stay coach parking bays are found in Norman Road.

A parking map for coaches can be found on the Visit Greenwich website.