Royal Museums Greenwich, and the National Maritime Museum in particular, has forged associations with several other museums.
All of these museums are well worth a visit if you’re nearby.
Cotehele Quay and Shamrock
The unspoilt river quay at the National Trust property of Cotehele, near Saltash, Cornwall, is home to the Tamar barge, Shamrock, which was fully restored by the National Trust and the National Maritime Museum.
Herschel Museum of Astronomy
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy celebrates the many achievements of the Herschel family. It’s based at the house in Bath where William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Based in Falmouth harbour, the multi-award-winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall is one of the UK’s leading tourist destinations. The museum promotes the understanding of boats, their place in people’s lives and the maritime heritage of Cornwall.
No.1 Smithery is a world-class centre for maritime collections at the heart of the Historic Dockyard, Chatham, featuring many ship models from the National Maritime Museum’s collection. No.1 Smithery is the result of a unique partnership between the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, the National Maritime Museum and the Imperial War Museum.
Poole Old Lifeboat Museum
The main exhibit of Poole Old Lifeboat Museum is the town’s former lifeboat, Thomas Kirk Wright, one of 18 lifeboats used in the Dunkirk evacuation.
The Valhalla Museum on the island of Tresco holds a unique collection of 19th-century figureheads from ships that were wrecked on the rocky coasts of the Isles of Scilly.