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Tudors to Windsors

Come face-to-face with the kings and queens who have shaped British history for over 500 years. Tickets on sale now

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year shortlist revealed

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Over 4,500 images were submitted to the 13th edition of Astronomy Photographer of the Year. Gorgeous galaxies, other-worldly skyscapes, city skylines and natural wonders – see who's in the running to be crowned this year's winner.

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Free entry
Advance booking recommended

Open daily

10am-5pm

  • Greenwich Station
  • Cutty Sark DLR
  • Maze Hill Station
  • Greenwich Pier
Explore the collection

Royal Museums Greenwich holds over 2.5 million items, including astronomical and navigational instruments, ship models and plans, coins, medals and flags, uniforms and weapons, plus historical art, film and photography.

The National Maritime Museum also contains the world's largest maritime library and archive collection.

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Collections Online

Explore our objects, paintings, archives and libraries from the comfort of home with our brand new digital collections search. Search all the sections together, and hone in on what you're looking for using the advanced filters.

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Visit the Caird Library & Archive

The Caird Library and Archive at the National Maritime Museum is home to the world's largest maritime library and archive collection.

The Library collection includes over 100,000 books, 20,000 pamphlets, 20,000 bound periodicals including 200 current titles and 8000 rare books spanning every aspect of maritime history.

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Visit Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is home to the Royal Museums Greenwich stored collections and state of the art conservation studios.

This new facility is full of inspiring objects which, like most museums, are generally out of public view. The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre opens these hidden treasures up to the public along with the skills and expertise of our conservation and storage teams.

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What’s On

Exhibitions and events at the National Maritime Museum. See everything that is happening

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Entry to the National Maritime Museum is free, but you have a ticket to visit. Charges apply for special exhibitions. For full tickets and prices click here.

National Maritime Museum

  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Access to all free galleries
  • Exposure: Lives at Sea exhibition
  • Paid exhibitions not included
Free entry
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Member tickets

  • Free entry
  • Priority booking
  • Membership card number required
Members go free
Advance booking essential
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National Maritime Museum

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  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
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Individual: £50 Individual: £60
Family: from £65 Family: from £75
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Special exhibition

Tudors to Windsors

  • National Maritime Museum
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • 500 years of royal history
  • 5 royal dynasties
Adult £10
Child £5
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Sharafkhane Port and Lake Urmia © Masoud Ghadiri | Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019

Special exhibition

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year

  • Amazing astrophotography
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • More space to explore
Adult £10
Child £5
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