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Cutty Sark’s deck is being conserved. While this takes place the Poop Deck will not be accessible, although visitors can still see the ship's wheel on temporary display in the Dry Dock. Find out more about what's happening
Find top things to do with kids at Royal Museums Greenwich. From amazing planetarium shows to pirate adventures on board Cutty Sark, there's so much for families to discover.
Meet colourful characters from Cutty Sark’s past and discover stories of life on board the fastest ship of its day.
Get to know the likes of Captain Woodget, Jock Willis and Nannie the Witch as they take you on a guided tour of the ship that made them famous. Both you and your little ones will learn more about what life was like on board the fastest tea clipper of its time, in these entertaining and educational interactive performances.
Suitable kids aged 3 and over
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Take a seat and experience the wonders of the night sky with expert commentary from real astronomers.
Our daily shows in the Peter Harrison Planetarium include shows suitable for all ages. From Ted's Space Adventure for toddlers, to Moons Beyond Counting for slightly older astronauts, these shows will teach even the biggest sci-fi fan a thing or two about space.
Suitable for all ages
Polar exploration, pirates and a host of other maritime themes are brought to life in this playful and immersive gallery for under-7s.
Stoke the boiler of a steamship, buy and sell fish in the marketplace, and make new friends in the interactive boatyard. Come inside and let the kids explore!
Suitable for under-7s
Explore all around the world in our interactive map, discovering countries, continents, and famous seafarers as you go. Learn about female pirates, play with giant ships and build bridges across continents. The Great Map is located right next to the Great Map Café and Buggy Park in the National Maritime Museum, so you can sit down and relax with a coffee, whilst keeping an eye on your intrepid explorers.
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You don't really know a ship until you know how what it's like to live on board. Discover more about how the crew lived, where they ate and slept. See for yourself what it might have been like, and clamber into the bunk beds.
Up on deck you can also find the ship's amazing sails and rigging. Anyone ready to set sail yet?
Suitable for kids aged three and over
A new gallery at the National Maritime Museum with over 600 sea objects, talking sculptural busts and activities and quizzes to discover and share.
Get up close and personal with important artefacts in our Sea Things Gallery, getting hands on with the objects on open display. From a carved whale's tooth to 55 ship models, there's no wrong way to look round this gallery celebrating our connection to the sea. With stories of adventure at every turn, you can see the sea, without even leaving London.
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Pick up our family trail and take part in a series of challenges for the whole family that will help you explore the magnificent artworks of the Queen's House, as well as the history and architecture of this majestic former royal residence.
The Great Map Cafe is located at the heart of the National Maritime Museum - your little ones can run free safely while you enjoy a coffee. The cafe has child friendly lunchboxes as well as hot food, salads and sandwiches. There's a separate feeding area for mothers and babies, and a buggy park too.
There's also the Parkside Cafe right next to Greenwich Park, and families can even enjoy afternoon tea beneath the hull of Cutty Sark itself: the perfect way to end your trip to Greenwich.
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