National Maritime Museum

Coronavirus reopening

Visitor notice: All of our sites have reopened and we can't wait to welcome you back. All visitors will need to book a ticket in advance. Find out how we're keeping you safe

Visit the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Discover epic stories of exploration and endeavour that have shaped our world today. Free entry.

3 steps to a safe visit

A photograph of children exploring the Great Map in the National Maritime Museum, with an information icon in the top left

Check what's open

The National Maritime Museum is now open, including our café and our annual space photography exhibition. Some children's galleries will remain closed for now.

What's open


Book online

Your safety is our first priority. Entry to the National Maritime Museum is still free, but to help us ensure social distancing all visitors, including Members, are now required to pre-book their entry time online.

Book now

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Keep your distance

We are maintaining the highest hygiene standards and will provide clear guidance on how we can all keep a safe distance from each other. Our staff will be ready to help answer any question you might have.

Find out more

Tickets and opening times

Free entry
Must book in advance
Open now
10.30am - 4pm
Plan your visit
Safety information

National Maritime Museum - now open 

The National Maritime Museum is now open.

Entry is still free, but for safety reasons you must book a timed entry slot online in advance. You can then explore the Museum's galleries at your own pace via our new one-way route.

The Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory and Queen's House Art Gallery are all already open - plan your epic day out in Greenwich today.

Please note: children's galleries including AHOY!, All Hands and the ship simulator will unfortunately remain closed for the time being. Check our latest opening information for more details.

This month's highlights

Explore gripping stories of exploration and endeavour that shaped the world we live in today

We are open

We can't wait to welcome you back to Royal Museums Greenwich. Find out everything you need to know ahead of your visit.

Welcome back

Immerse yourself in the history behind the treasures of the National Maritime Museum, from knot tying to historic ships.

What our visitors say

A brilliant place that leaves you inspired and curious, exactly what an attraction like this should do. IMO this is one of the best historic places to visit in London...
Joseph Rivers, Trip Advisor
I’ve been to #NationalMaritimeMuseum in Greenwich many times, but first time as a dad. It’s absolutely fantastic for small children. GO!
@MattFromLondon, twitter