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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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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.

Against Captain's OrdersWith 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

Cutty Sark Sleepover, 2 April

This Easter be part of the first ever Cutty Sark sleepover – spend the night on one of the world's most famous ships, enjoy games and storytelling, learn how to hoist the flags, and wake up to a delicious breakfast on board. Find out more and book here

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.

Children's galleries at the National Maritime Museum

Children's gallery

AHOY!, our brilliant new children’s gallery for 0-7s, opens on 22 March - 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 (8+) aboard our Children’s Gallery (floor 2). 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!

Opening times: AHOY! is open daily 10.00-17.00 from 22 March. 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. Meet Norman the Harris hawk, and find out how he helps us look after the ship's rigging (Monday mornings, April to Oct).

Download our free Animal hunt trail to find the interesting creatures hiding on board
Download our free Ship shapes trail and look for the biggest circle on the ship

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).

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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