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Visit the National Maritime Museum for free, and don't miss our special events and exhibitions.
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.
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 ticket.
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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 is located on the first floor of the National Maritime Museum. This open-plan café sits alongside the Great Map, our giant world atlas.
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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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Find useful information about facilities at the National Maritime Museum including baby change and accessibility, and information for visitors with disabilities coming to any of our sites.
Download a free map to help guide you round the historic buildings. Our guides are also available in different languages to help you make the most of your visit.
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Occasionally some gallery closures may affect your visit to the National Maritime Museum.
Find details of upcoming closures here.
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Royal Museums Greenwich holds over 2.5 million items. Where will your search take you?
Explore our objects, paintings, archives and libraries from the comfort of home with our brand new digital collections search. Search all the sections together, and hone in on what you're looking for using the advanced filters.
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The Caird Library and Archive at the National Maritime Museum is home to the world's largest maritime library and archive collection.
The Library collection includes over 100,000 books, 20,000 pamphlets, 20,000 bound periodicals including 200 current titles and 8000 rare books spanning every aspect of maritime history.
The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is home to the Royal Museums Greenwich stored collections and state of the art conservation studios.
This new facility is full of inspiring objects which, like most museums, are generally out of public view. The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre opens these hidden treasures up to the public along with the skills and expertise of our conservation and storage teams.
Entry to the National Maritime Museum is free, but we recommend booking tickets online in advance to guarantee entry and receive updates before you visit. Charges apply for special exhibitions.