Families at Royal Museums Greenwich
Looking for things to do with children?
Under-5s get free entry to Cutty Sark, Flamsteed House and the Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory, and to special exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum.
Against Captain's Orders: a Journey into the Uncharted
National Maritime Museum and Punchdrunk Enrichment present a groundbreaking family adventure for 6-12 year olds.
With so much history, so many objects, so many stories, so many doorways to other times and other worlds – Against Captain's Orders: a Journey into the Uncharted will take you on a theatrical journey through the Museum, the like of which has never been seen before. Anyone brave enough to get on board will scarcely believe what will happen next… Find out more and book now
Year-round fun for kids
At the National Maritime Museum explore and play on our huge world atlas The Great Map, and set sail for distant lands with our magical interactive game The Great Explorer. Pop along to our regular family events: Explore Saturdays, Discover Sundays and Play Tuesdays.
Don't miss our Cutty Sark Family Fun weekends on the first weekend of every month (Free for under-5s).
Children's galleries at the National Maritime Museum
AHOY! is our brilliant free new children’s gallery for 0-7s - weigh anchor and come on over to the National Maritime Museum for a boatload of fun and adventure! Find out more
Bring your older children (6-12s) aboard our free All Hands Children’s Gallery (floor 2). Become a captain and try your hand at manoeuvring into port using our state-of-the-art Ship's Bridge Simulator or fire a cannon at a dastardly pirate ship. Bring your sea legs as it can get choppy!
Opening times: AHOY! and All Hands are open daily (except 10.00–14.00 on Mon and Weds-Fri in term-time). The Bridge Simulator is open weekends, Tuesdays and school holidays.
Family fun on Cutty Sark
Explore the world's most famous sailing ship! Step into the shoes of Cutty Sark’s crew - play our interactive app Captain Woodget’s Apprentice, climb into the bunks where sailors slept, and see if you can beat the Captain's fastest voyage. Meet Norman the Harris hawk, and find out how he helps us look after the ship's rigging (Monday mornings, April to Oct).
Planetarium shows for children
Come to London's only planetarium for a breathtaking cinematic experience. Space Safari is our live planetarium show for under-7s - join Ted the Bear as he journeys throughout the solar system looking for the Great Big Bear in the sky.
Our other Planetarium shows are recommended for ages 5+ (under-3s admitted free).
Eating, drinking and parking
Our cafés have high chairs and will heat up baby milk. The National Maritime Museum also has separate feeding areas for mums with babies. Both the Museum and Cutty Sark have separate changing spaces and buggy parks.
Parking is available on weekends and Bank Holidays. Charges apply. See full details
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