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Important: Museum closures on Wednesday 11 December 2013
Due to a large event on the evening of Wednesday 11 December, the National Maritime Museum will be closed throughout the day except for the Turner and the Sea exhibition, Caird Library, Museum Café, Voyagers gallery, Compass Lounge and Shop (see floor plans).
Access to all these areas will be via King William Walk and the Sammy Ofer Wing entrance only (see map). These areas will close at 15.30 on Wednesday 11th (last admission 15.00). The Museum will re-open as normal from 10.00 on Thursday 12 December.
The Queen’s House remains open until 15.45 on Wednesday 11 December. Access is via the Royal Gate on Romney Road only (see map).
NB throughout the week 9-13 December there will be no direct access to Greenwich Park or the Royal Observatory via the Museum grounds. Access will be via King William Walk, or through the National Maritime Museum (via Romney Rd entrance).
We hope this information will help you plan your visit to Greenwich, and we apologise for any inconvenience it may cause for your visit.
The National Maritime Museum, Queen's House, Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark are normally open 10.00–17.00 seven days a week. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing (1 hour for Cutty Sark). The Caird Library is closed on bank holidays. Any additional closures or changes to times will be posted on this page. See also times and admissions.
All Museum sites are closed 24–26 December.
Cutty Sark closes at 16.00 on 31 December and re-opens at 11.00 on 1 January.
All other sites close at 15.00 on 31 December and re-open at 12.00 on 1 January.
The Caird Library will close to visitors at 16.45 on Monday 23 December and will re-open at 10.00 on Thursday 2 January.
Find out more about Christmas at Royal Museums Greenwich.
Thursday late closing
The Sammy Ofer Wing and ground floor galleries of the National Maritime Museum stay open late till 20.00 every Thursday. This includes the Shop, the Museum Café and outside terrace area, the Special Exhibitions gallery, Voyagers gallery and Compass Lounge, the Neptune Court 'streets' and the Explorers and Maritime London galleries. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Admission is FREE to the National Maritime Museum, the Queen's House and the Astronomy Centre at the Royal Observatory. Charges apply for Flamsteed House and the Meridian Courtyard (FREE for Members):
- See times and admission for a full breakdown of the charges
- Find out about becoming a Member (free entry to Flamsteed House / Meridian and to planetarium shows, plus discounts in our shops and cafés)
- Pre-booked school groups as part of the formal learning programme go free.
Please note: the Planetarium will be closed on the first Tuesday of every month for essential maintenance.
National Maritime Museum
Museum closures on Wednesday 11 December 2013 – please see notice at top of this page.
Temporary closure of Maritime London gallery
The gallery Maritime London: 1700 to now will be closed for refurbishment for about four weeks from Monday 18 November. Please check back for updates.
Relocation of The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805 by J. M. W. Turner
Turner's painting, The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, has been removed from display in the Queen's House, for inclusion in the new exhibition at the Museum, Turner and the Sea (22 November 2013–21 April 2014).
Queen's House closures
NB see floor plans for location of different rooms in the Queen's House.
|11 December||Closed from 15.45||The Queen's House|
|14 December||Closed from 13.00||The Queen's House|
|20 February 2014||All day||The Queen's House|
The Museum's three sites can all be reached by a number of different forms of transport.
See details of planned works on DLR website for full details of all forthcoming disruptions and alternative transport. The next phase of upgrade work includes construction of the Stratford International extension and may cause disruption to services.
Southeastern trains engineering work
See details of planned engineering work which may affect Southeastern train services.