Visit the National Maritime Museum for free, and don't miss our special events and exhibitions.

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The beauty of maps

Plot a journey through the National Maritime Museum map collection with A is for Atlas, a brand new book from Royal Museums Greenwich.

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Tickets and Opening

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. Where will your search take you?

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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

Choose your tickets

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

National Maritime Museum

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

  • Free Museums entry
  • Priority booking
  • Membership card number required
Advance booking recommended
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National Maritime Museum

Become a Member

  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
Direct Debit One-off
Individual: £50 Individual: £60
Family: from £65 Family: from £75
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Rainbow image of the California Nebulae

Special exhibition

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

  • Amazing astrophotography
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • More space to explore
Adult £10
Child £5
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A close up view of a gondola in a painting of Venice by Canaletto

Special exhibition

Canaletto's Venice Revisited

  • Guaranteed entry time
  • National Maritime Museum entry included
Adult £10
Child £5
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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
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