At a glance

Tickets and prices

The National Maritime Museum is free to visit. We recommend booking tickets online in advance to guarantee entry and receive updates before you visit, but you can also turn up on the day.

As well as our free galleries, we also host a number of exhibitions and events throughout the year. Additional charges may apply.

Members enjoy free and fast-track access to all our sites, although we strongly recommend booking ahead for limited capacity events.

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Getting here

The National Maritime Museum is a quick, easy journey from central London via train, DLR and bus.

There is a secure car park at the National Maritime Museum which is open to visitors during weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. Spaces can be reserved in advance when booking tickets.

Check our travel pages for more information about getting to the National Maritime Museum as well as other Royal Museums Greenwich sites.

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Opening times

The National Maritime Museum is open daily from 10am-5pm.

The Caird Library and Archive is normally open Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4.45pm, but please check the Library pages for more information.

Opening times for The Cove playground outside the Museum vary depending on the time of year - see The Cove page for more details.

Eat and drink

The Parkside Café is a bright and airy space at the National Maritime Museum with expansive views of Greenwich Royal Park. There is plenty of seating, both indoor and outdoor. Grab a hot or cold drink, and a selection of sandwiches and cakes - perfect for a picnic in the park.

Eat and drink in Greenwich

Maps and floor plans

The Museum site plan also shows where the National Maritime Museum is located in relation to Greenwich, the Cutty Sark, the Queen's House and the Royal Observatory.

Accessibility and facilities

Find out useful information about facilities at the National Maritime Museum including cloakrooms, baby change and accessibility, and information for disabled visitors coming to any of our sites.

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Closures in 2024

Essential improvements to the glass roof glazing of the National Maritime Museum are taking place from 11 March 2024 until Summer 2025. The Museum will still be open every day, but there are some things visitors need to be aware of.

Find out more about the project and its impacts here.

Visitor regulations

To ensure the enjoyment, wellbeing and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff, we ask that all visitors abide by our regulations.

What’s On

See all events and exhibitions coming up at the National Maritime Museum.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Exhibitions

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

See the world's greatest space photography at the National Maritime Museum
Open daily until 27 August 2024 | 10am-5pm
Free
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Women of the RNLI
Exhibitions

Women of the RNLI

Celebrate 200 years of saving lives at sea at the National Maritime Museum
2 March – 1 December 2024
Free
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Character Encounters
Talks and tours

Character Encounters

Visit the National Maritime Museum every Saturday to discover a different character from history with their own fascinating story to tell
Saturdays
Free Entry
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Maritime Madness: Art in the Park
Experiences

Maritime Madness: Art in the Park

Get ready for an afternoon of outdoor craft, making, and live performance, produced and curated by the 2024 Youth Collective
Saturday 27 July | 12-3pm
Free
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Safe Harbour
Family fun

Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour is a series of free workshops created to provide a safe space for foster and adoptive families with children under 13 years
Monthly: Next date 27 July 2024 | 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Ticketed | Free
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Summer holidays at the National Maritime Museum
Family fun

Summer holidays at the National Maritime Museum

Come and play at the National Maritime Museum this summer
Select dates between 28 July and 1 September 2024 | Drop-in activities
Free
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Play Tuesdays
Family fun

Play Tuesdays

Bring your under 5 on a different adventure every week! Explore the Museum together through song, dance and stories
Term time Tuesdays | 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm
£4 per child and accompanying adult | Under 6 months free
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Young Creatives
Workshops

Young Creatives

Be part of our Young Creatives and ReThink Residency projects for young people during school holidays
Young Creatives: Monday 31 July – Thursday 01 August & ReThink Residency: Monday 12 - Friday 16 August I 10.30am to 3pm daily
Free
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Members' Summer Science Workshop
Family fun | Member events

Members' Summer Science Workshop

Join us for a special hands-on workshop and discover more about the Solar System!
2pm and 3pm on Thursday 8 August and 10.15am | 11.15am on Thursday 22 August
Free | Members only
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SENsory Sailors
Family fun

SENsory Sailors

Come along and enjoy this brand new sensory play session for children under 13 yearswith special educational needs
Once a month on Saturdays | 11am-12.30pm
Free | Pre-booking required
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LGBTQ+ Family Network
Family fun | Identity

LGBTQ+ Family Network

A safe space for local LGBTQ+ families to meet one another, get involved in creative activities for all ages and explore the stories within the collection
20 July | 10am-12pm
Free
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International Slavery Remembrance Day
Events and festivals

International Slavery Remembrance Day

Explore the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition at the National Maritime Museum
Returning in 2024
Free
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BSL Tour: Women of the RNLI
Talks and tours | BSL tours

BSL Tour: Women of the RNLI

Join historian and guide John Wilson at the National Maritime Museum, for a British Sign Language (BSL) tour of the latest exhibition Women of the RNLI
Friday 23 August 2024 | 2-3pm
Free
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Saturday Art Club
Workshops

Saturday Art Club

Join the weekly creative drop-in for young people aged 13-16 during term time at the National Maritime Museum
Saturdays from October 2024 - April 2025 | 10am-1pm
Free
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Become a Member

Enjoy free unlimited entry to exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory and Peter Harrison Planetarium

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  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Access to all free galleries and activities
  • Special exhibitions free in 2024
Free entry
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Special exhibition

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

  • The world's greatest space photography
  • Over 100 images on display
  • Entry to National Maritime Museum included

Currently free

No need to book

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
Gallery currently closed

Member tickets

  • Unlimited free entry
  • Priority booking and exclusive events
  • Access using your membership card
Membership card number required
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Become a Member

  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
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Individual: £50 Individual: £60
Family: from £60 Family: from £70
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