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Plan your visit
All our museums and attractions including the National Maritime Museum are due to open from Monday 17 May.
Before then, the grounds, shop and café of the National Maritime Museum will be open for all visitors to Greenwich.
We've been awarded 'good to go' status for our coronavirus measures, and the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers remains our highest priority.
The National Maritime Museum is free to visit, but you must book your time slot in advance, even if you're a Member.
Pre-booked tickets ensure that visits are spread out throughout the day, and that sites don’t exceed their capacity. There is no limit to the time you can spend on our sites.
As well as our free galleries, we also host a number of special exhibitions throughout the year. Entry to the Museum is included with your exhibition ticket.
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.
The Great Map Café is located on the first floor of the National Maritime Museum. This open-plan café sits alongside the Great Map, our giant world atlas.
Find useful information about facilities at our museums including cloakrooms, baby change and accessibility, and information for visitors with disabilities coming to any of our sites.
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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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.
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.
Choose your tickets
Entry to the National Maritime Museum is free, but you must book a ticket online in advance. Charges apply for special exhibitions. For full tickets and prices click here.
Become a Member
- Unlimited entry all year
- Royal Observatory
- Cutty Sark
- Planetarium Shows
- Special exhibitions
|Individual: £50||Individual: £60|
|Family: from £65||Family: from £75|