A brief history of world exploration from Columbus to today.
Ship models played an important role in the shipbuilding advances which helped the Royal Navy emerge as the world's leading naval force.
This small display explores the history of satellite navigation, from the birth of the idea of artificial satellites in fiction to the...
Wander through beautiful galaxies, spectacular nebulae and millions of shimmering stars in this breath-taking collection of some of the...
Throw yourself into Turner’s dramatic depictions of sunsets, storms and shipwrecks, which have become some of Britain’s best-loved...
Opening 19 October 2012. The history of the Royal Navy of the late 18th and early 19th centuries through the acerbic wit of contemporary...
How astronomers have tried to understand the size of the cosmos, and how each breakthrough has made the Earth seem ever smaller.
9 November 2012–28 April 2013. Ansel Adams’s unique approach to photography, featuring pictures of water in all its forms.
March–October 2012. A small exhibition using unique objects from the collection to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the 'Titanic...
Opening 27 April 2012, an exhibition exploring the relationship between monarch, City and people, as brought to life on the Thames.
From meteor showers to asteroids, Earth is constantly bombarded from space. This free exhibition looks at these fiery visitors and their...
The Museum commissioned United Visual Artists to convey the ocean’s scale, beauty and vulnerability in an era of global climate change.
Our new photographic exhibition reflects the joys and trials of the heyday of cruising, 1925-70.
An exhibition that runs alongside BBC Four's new series, 'Boats that Built Britain', part of the Sea Fever Season.
Welcome aboard the Halley Space Shuttle for a trip through our Solar System. Which planet would you like to visit for the holiday of a...
A display of evocative photographs by Alan Villiers (1903–82) depicting life on merchant sailing vessels in the 1920s-30s.
An exhibition of striking images telling the story of our attempts to understand the nature of the Sun and its effects on Earth.
Toy Boats showcased over 100 colourful and imaginative toys recalling grand liners, submarines and battleships.
This exhibition brought together personal items, paintings, manuscripts and exhibits to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Elizabeth's...
A unique exhibition of NASA images from the Cassini-Huygens mission revealing the beauty of Saturn, its rings and moons.
An exhibition drawing on the extraordinary stories surrounding the 19th-century British Arctic expeditions.
'Given' presents a series of newly-commissioned works that take as their starting point a very particular journey.
This exhibition explored the lives of two dominant leaders and adversaries, Horatio Nelson and Napoleon Bonaparte.
A new commission from Renée Green which draws attention to literary, historic and sonic imaginations of islands.
Photographs, posters and seaside memorabilia capturing the essence of both working life and early tourism along the British coast.
An exhibition celebrating the National Maritime Museum’s unrivalled collection of 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish maritime...
Simon Patterson’s artwork explores the sea, ships and time, concepts that are at the heart of NMM collections and research.
Freeze Frame was a display of some of the earliest photographs of the Arctic, its landscape and people.
2007 marked 100 years since British Summer Time was first proposed. But why change the clocks; which way; and whose idea was it?
A special exhibition celebrating the enduring influence of nautical styles on fashion.
An exhibition bringing together a range of objects to illuminate the history, development and diversity of tattooing over the past 200...
A transit of Venus occurs only twice every 113 years. This exhibition celebrated the early expeditions to observe this phenomenon.
31 March–5 September 2004. This exhibition commemorated the 75th anniversary of Tintin's first adventure.
The exhibition focuses on the expeditions of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.