Fun for families at the National Maritime Museum

There are lots of things for children to see and do at the National Maritime Museum; aspiring young pirates and explorers can expect an action-packed, fun day out.

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Image of child in Ahoy

Fun in Ahoy! children's gallery

Little sailors can explore polar exploration, pirates and a host of other maritime themes are brought to life in this playful and immersive gallery.

Explore Ahoy!



Great map, National Maritime Museum

Navigate the Great Map

Explore the globe on this giant atlas. Play with giant ships or try some interactive games.

Find your place in the world

Child in the Great Map Cafe

Enjoy our cafés

Treat the little ones in our wide range of cafés.

Plan your visit

Explore with kids

Dress as a pirate and climb a look out post or steer a ship into port on the Ship Simulator 

Great gifts for aspiring young explorers and adventurous sailors

Find your way around

Discover exciting attractions across the site

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