Free museum entry included

Essential Information

National Maritime Museum
Price FREE weekdays during term time | £3 weekends and school holidays | See FAQs for details

Family members get 50% off. Not a member? Join now

We're delighted to confirm that AHOY! is now openWe highly recommend booking tickets online in advance to guarantee entry.

Tickets on the day will be subject to availability. Your ticket also includes free entry to the National Maritime Museum.

Polar exploration, pirates and a host of other maritime themes are brought to life in this playful and immersive gallery for under-7s.

Stoke the boiler of a steamship, buy and sell fish in the marketplace, and make new friends in the interactive boatyard. Come inside and let the kids explore!

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Useful information

  • The AHOY! Children’s Gallery is ticketed during weekends and school holidays to improve the visitor experience of this extremely popular gallery. Families can book a guaranteed entry time and avoid the need to queue.
  • Entry is free during weekdays in term time, but we still recommend you book in advance to guarantee entry. 
  • Your ticket also includes free entry to the National Maritime Museum.
  • There’s a buggy park nearby and easy access to all the facilities you need to have a stress-free visit.
  • AHOY! is a quick lift-ride away from the Great Map Café on the first floor of the Museum, where you can re-fuel with coffee and cake after playtime.
  • Family Members receive 50% discount on the admission charge.

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Choose your tickets

All visitors, including Members, must have a ticket to enter our sites. Book online in advance to guarantee entry. See all tickets and prices

National Maritime Museum

  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Access to all free galleries and activities
  • Exposure: Lives at Sea exhibition
  • Paid exhibitions not included
Free entry
Book online

Member tickets

  • Free Museums entry
  • Priority booking
  • Membership card number required
Advance booking recommended
National Maritime Museum

Become a Member

  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
Direct Debit One-off
Individual: £50 Individual: £60
Family: from £65 Family: from £75