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.

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Christmas family events - 'Tis the season for adventure

girl and father at Museum workshopLooking for ways to entertain the kids during the Christmas holidays?

Our free activities this festive season include Bath-Toy Buoys* and The Lighthouse Keeper* at the National Maritime Museum. There's also Woolly Jumpers at Cutty Sark (free with admission ticket). See full listing on the right.

*accessible for children or adult carers who are blind or partially sighted.

Children's gallery and Ship Simulator

Children's gallery

Come aboard the Children’s Gallery at the National Maritime Museum. Become a captain and try your hand at manoeuvring into port using our state-of-the-art Ship Simulator or fire a cannon at a dastardly pirate ship. Bring your sea legs as it can get choppy!

Location: National Maritime Museum floor two.  
Opening times: Children's gallery is open daily (except 10.00–14.00 on Mon and Weds-Fri). Ship Simulator is open weekends, Tuesdays and school holidays.

Family fun on Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark family fun

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.

Space Safari

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).

Year-round fun for kids

Boys in a family workshop at the Museum

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).

Free entry for Members

Members get free entry to all charged areas and exhibitions as well as to planetarium shows, plus discounts in our shops and cafés. Find out about Family Membership.

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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