Summer holidays at the National Maritime Museum

Let your kids discover a new skill this summer with a host of free workshops and craft activities. Where will their imagination take them?

Plan your visit

How to book

The National Maritime Museum is free, and you not need to book. However, if you would like to guarantee entry and receive updates before your visit, you are welcome to book free tickets online in advance.

Use the booking calendar to select your visit date and entry time, then select the number of tickets you require and click 'Add to basket'. Your tickets will be sent to you by email once you've completed your booking.

As well as our free galleries, we also host a number of special exhibitions throughout the year. Entry to the Museum is included with your exhibition tickets.

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Eat and drink

The Parkside Café is a bright and airy space at the National Maritime Museum with expansive views of Greenwich Royal Park. There is plenty of seating, both indoor and outdoor. Grab a hot or cold drink, and a selection of sandwiches and cakes - perfect for a picnic in the park.

The Great Map Café on the first floor of the National Maritime Museum is currently closed.

Eating and drinking in Greenwich

Shop

Find the perfect museum gift, from books and prints to models, toys and games. Visit us on site or shop online.

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Accessibility

Find useful information about facilities and access at the National Maritime Museum, including guidance for disabled visitors coming to any of our sites.

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Maps & audio guides

Download a free map to help guide you round the Museum. Dedicated audio guides are also available in different languages to help you make the most of your visit.

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Gallery closures

Essential improvements to the glass roof glazing of the National Maritime Museum are currently taking place, and will continue until Summer 2025. 

The central court, Great Map and galleries beneath the glass roof will be closed during roof renovations. A recommended visitor route is in place to help guide you round the Museum's galleries and exhibitions.

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Tickets and Opening

Free entry

Open daily

10am-5pm

  • Greenwich Station
  • Cutty Sark DLR
  • Maze Hill Station
  • Greenwich Pier

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What’s On

Exhibitions and events at the National Maritime Museum.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Exhibitions

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

See the world's greatest space photography at the National Maritime Museum
Open daily until 27 August 2024 | 10am-5pm
Free
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Women of the RNLI
Exhibitions

Women of the RNLI

Celebrate 200 years of saving lives at sea at the National Maritime Museum
2 March – 1 December 2024
Free
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LGBTQ+ Family Network
Family fun | Identity

LGBTQ+ Family Network

A safe space for local LGBTQ+ families to meet one another, get involved in creative activities for all ages and explore the stories within the collection
20 July | 10am-12pm
Free
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Character Encounters
Talks and tours

Character Encounters

Visit the National Maritime Museum every Saturday to discover a different character from history with their own fascinating story to tell
Saturdays
Free Entry
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Play Tuesdays
Family fun

Play Tuesdays

Bring your under 5 on a different adventure every week! Explore the Museum together through song, dance and stories
Term time Tuesdays | 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm
£4 per child and accompanying adult | Under 6 months free
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Maritime Madness: Art in the Park
Experiences

Maritime Madness: Art in the Park

Get ready for an afternoon of outdoor craft, making, and live performance, produced and curated by the 2024 Youth Collective
Saturday 27 July | 12-3pm
Free
National Maritime Museum
Safe Harbour
Family fun

Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour is a series of free workshops created to provide a safe space for foster and adoptive families with children under 13 years
Monthly: Next date 27 July 2024 | 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Ticketed | Free
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Summer holidays at the National Maritime Museum
Family fun

Summer holidays at the National Maritime Museum

Come and play at the National Maritime Museum this summer
Select dates between 28 July and 1 September 2024 | Drop-in activities
Free
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Young Creatives
Workshops

Young Creatives

Be part of our Young Creatives and ReThink Residency projects for young people during school holidays
Young Creatives: Monday 31 July – Thursday 01 August & ReThink Residency: Monday 12 - Friday 16 August I 10.30am to 3pm daily
Free
National Maritime Museum
SENsory Sailors
Family fun

SENsory Sailors

Come along and enjoy this brand new sensory play session for children under 13 yearswith special educational needs
Once a month on Saturdays | 11am-12.30pm
Free | Pre-booking required
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International Slavery Remembrance Day
Events and festivals

International Slavery Remembrance Day

Explore the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition at the National Maritime Museum
Returning in 2024
Free
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BSL Tour: Women of the RNLI
Talks and tours | BSL tours

BSL Tour: Women of the RNLI

Join historian and guide John Wilson at the National Maritime Museum, for a British Sign Language (BSL) tour of the latest exhibition Women of the RNLI
Friday 23 August 2024 | 2-3pm
Free
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Saturday Art Club
Workshops

Saturday Art Club

Join the weekly creative drop-in for young people aged 13-16 during term time at the National Maritime Museum
Saturdays from October 2024 - April 2025 | 10am-1pm
Free
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Choose your tickets

The National Maritime Museum is free, and you do not need to book. However, if you would like to guarantee entry and receive updates before your visit, you are welcome to book free tickets online in advance.

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  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Access to all free galleries and activities
  • Special exhibitions free in 2024
Free entry
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Member tickets

  • Unlimited free entry
  • Priority booking and exclusive events
  • Access using your membership card
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  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
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