Rainy days don't have to put a dampener on fun - at Royal Museums Greenwich we have lots of fun activities indoors!

Learn about life on board Cutty Sark

Rainy days were definitely difficult for sailors on board Cutty Sark! See where the crew slept, learn about the cargo the ship carried and discover the stories of the fastest tea clipper of its time. You can even touch the hull of the ship, and explore the figurehead collection.

Family under the hull of Cutty Sark

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Visit the galleries at the National Maritime Museum

Head over to the National Maritime Museum and discover a range of fascinating stories. The Sea Things gallery holds over 600 objects including talking sculptures. Explore the maritime world through interactive exhibits, objects you can play with and touch, plus a host of activities and quizzes.

If you get hungry, the Parkside Café is a great place to grab some food with views of the park.

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Play at the All Hands children’s gallery

Explore maritime skills and technologies past and present in our hands-on gallery for children aged 6-12. 

Load cargo in the port and explore our ship Seahorse. Help prepare food in the ship’s galley and find out about the strange meals sailors ate on board.

Pick up a self-led family trail

Explore the National Maritime Museum galleries with our family trails. There’s something for all abilities, as well as Sensory Explorer kits. Discover the intriguing objects, exciting stories and pioneering people of the Museum, and discover something new.

Adult and child using family trail

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Watch a Planetarium show

Sit back and relax as you journey into space in the Peter Harrison Planetarium. From Ted’s Space Adventure for under-7s to The Sky Tonight (presented live by an astronomer) for the slightly older ones, there’s something for everyone.

Planetarium show

See our planetarium shows