National Maritime Museum in under 3 hours

Coronavirus reopening

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Have you got a few hours to explore the National Maritime Museum? Here's what you should be checking out. 

If you're visiting for the day then this trail helps ensure you see some of the key highlights out on display. It features objects from our major galleries, so take your time to explore as you make your way through the National Maritime Museum's greatest treasures.

Start your tour at Nelson's ship

Photograph of Nelson's Ship in a Bottle

Whip out your camera and grab a selfie at Yinka Shonibare's replica of Nelson's HMS Victory in a bottle - one of the most photographed artworks in London! #ExploreGreenwich.


A search for speed dominated the 1920s and 1930s.

Figurehead of HMS Ajax at the National Maritime Museum

From the heroic to the bizarre (with a few animals thrown in for good measure). A selection of our 230+ strong collection of figureheads.

Nelson's Coat National Maritime Museum

Get up close to the actual uniform Admiral Nelson was wearing when he was fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar.