Family trails at the National Maritime Museum

Explore the National Maritime Museum together!  

Family Trails

Come and choose a family trail to help you explore the National Maritime Museum together. Each trail will help guide you around a different gallery, searching for objects, people and stories.

Will you discover something new to you? Or will you be inspired to revisit your favourite object?

Pick up your trail from the Play and Explore trolley. With trails accessible to all abilities, there's something for everyone!

Donations welcome.

Best suited for Mini Mariners

PDF icon Explore - Maritime London, ground floor

PDF icon Discover - Sea Things, Level 1

Best suited for Super Sailors

PDF icon Investigate - Nelson, Navy, Nation, Level 2

PDF icon Encounter - Tudor and Stuart Seafarers, Level 2

Best suited for Courageous Captains 

PDF icon Exchange - Traders, Level 1

PDF icon Navigate - Pacific Encounters, Level 1

PDF icon Survive - Polar Worlds, Level 2

Sensory Explorers

This backpack is currently unavailable to borrow. 

For families wanting a sensory exploration of the Museum, borrow a Sensory Explorer kit from the Play and Explore trolley and take your family on a hands-on journey around the galleries.

This kit is available for all visitors and is particularly suitable for early years and special educational needs and disability families. It was created with the help of local families.

Speak to a member of staff for more information.

Families will be asked to leave their contact details when they borrow a Sensory Explorer kit. 

sensory explorer kit

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Nautical Navigators

This backpack is currently unavailable to borrow. 

Follow a trail through four new galleries and discover the ways that Europeans, Inuit, and Pacific Islanders have navigated the treacherous oceans. Taking your sailor's satchel with you, make use of different navigational tools and methods to explore the world around you. 

This activity is best suited to children aged 8+ and was developed with the help of families from Fostering in Greenwich. You can pick one up to borrow from the Play and Explore trolley on the Great Map. 

Speak to a member of staff for more information.

Families will be asked to leave their contact details when they borrow a Nautical Navigator kit.