Open 10am-3.30pm

Essential Information

National Maritime Museum
Price Free

Let your children's imaginations run wild at The Cove, a brand new outdoor playground at the National Maritime Museum.

Clamber aboard the ship and take the wheel, spin on the compass roundabout, scramble through the mighty Kraken’s tentacles and come face to face with the giant Cutty Shark!

A boy climbs a cargo net in the National Maritime Museum's new playground, with his sister looking on from the ground

At The Cove playground, kids can create their own swashbuckling adventures – where better to do it than in the heart of Maritime Greenwich!

Plan your visit

Tickets and Opening

Free entry
No booking required

Summer (Mar-Aug): 10am-4.45pm

Winter (Sep-Feb): 10am-3.30pm

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

What’s On

Showing events for kids in Greenwich.

A girl jumps on a mini trampoline in the National Maritime Museum's outdoor playground

Families at Royal Museums Greenwich

Go on an epic family adventure of discovery across the seas and through the universe at Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House

Choose your tickets

The Cove playground is free to enter and you do not need to book in advance. However, if you'd like to combine your visit to the playground with a visit to one of our fantastic family-friendly attractions, you're welcome to book tickets online in advance.

National Maritime Museum

  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Access to all free galleries and activities
  • Paid exhibitions not included
Free entry
Book online
Captain Woodget and kids with ropes

Cutty Sark

  • Explore the main deck
  • Walk beneath the ship
  • See how the crew lived
  • Family activities and interactives
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Audio guide included
Adult £18
Child £9
A couple walks along the Prime Meridian Line in front of the historic Royal Observatory Greenwich building

Royal Observatory

  • Walk the Prime Meridian line
  • See the best view in London
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Audio guide included
  • Planetarium shows not included
Adult £18
Child £9
A couple takes a selfie at the top of Greenwich Park, with the River Thames and Canary Wharf in the background

Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass

  • Save 25% with combo ticket
  • Cutty Sark
  • Royal Observatory
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Planetarium shows not included
Adult £27
Child £13.50

Family fun

AHOY Gallery

  • Soft play
  • Maritime fun
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Museum entry included
  • Suitable for all children under 7
Term time weekdays FREE
Weekends & holidays £3