Getting to Royal Museums Greenwich

The National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House, Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory are all a quick, easy journey from central London, and then within easy walking distance of each other.All our museums are also close to historic Greenwich town centre, as well as to other key attractions, such as the Old Royal Naval College and beautiful Greenwich Park.

Museum locations

National Maritime Museum

Romney Road, Greenwich SE10 9NF

Getting to the National Maritime Museum

Queen’s House

Romney Road, Greenwich SE10 9NF

Getting to the Queen’s House

Cutty Sark

King William Walk, Greenwich SE10 9HT

Getting to Cutty Sark

Royal Observatory and Planetarium

Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich SE10 8XJ

Getting to the Royal Observatory and Planetarium

Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

Nelson Mandela Way, Kidbrooke, SE3 9QS

Getting to the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

Greenwich is just ten minutes from central London by rail or 20 minutes by DLR – or make the journey part of the fun and arrive by boat. Thames Clippers provides a river bus service departing from all major London piers every 20 minutes. Oyster cards can be used at all local stations, on the river bus and on buses. 

To find your quickest route, use the Transport for London Journey Planner

Access on public transport 

Cutty Sark DLR station has step-free access. Greenwich and Maze Hill rail station platforms have step-free access via ramp, lifts or underpass. The ticket offices and car parks at these stations are also step free.

Greenwich Pier has installed Europe's first Ramp Rider, greatly improving access for wheelchair users getting on and off boats at low tide. 

For accessibility information about buses to and from Greenwich, plus information on special services such as Dial-a-Ride and Taxicard Visit Transport for London

Tel: +44 (0)34 3222 1234

By rail & DLR

The nearest rail stations are Greenwich and Maze Hill. Direct trains run to these stations from London Cannon Street. 

The nearest DLR station is Cutty Sark DLR. The line starts from Bank, Tower Gateway or Stratford stations.

Alternatively, if you fancy preceding your visit with a stroll through Greenwich Park, take the train from London Cannon Street, London Charing Cross, London Bridge or London Victoria to Blackheath rail station. It’s a 30-minute walk from here to the museum.

By boat

Why not get into the maritime spirit and take a boat trip down the River Thames to Greenwich Pier? The pier is situated right next to Cutty Sark and is a five-minute walk from the National Maritime Museum and Queen’s house and a short walk up the hill to the Royal Observatory.

Thames Clippers

The fastest and most frequent river transport services, Thames Clippers depart from all major London piers every 20 minutes. Your journey time is 45 minutes from London Eye Pier, 25 minutes from London Bridge Pier or 20 minutes from Tower Pier.

View Thames Clippers route map and timetable

Sightseeing cruises

City Cruises offer sightseeing cruises which enable you to explore the many sights of the River Thames. They depart to and from Greenwich every 40 minutes, every day of the week, all year round from piers near popular attractions including Westminster, London Eye and Tower of London.

Thames River Services operate sightseeing trips from Westminster, St Katharine's and Greenwich all year round. Enjoy live audio commentary and beautiful views of London while travelling to Greenwich. 

River travel information 

TfL river travel information

By bus

The following buses stop near the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House: 129, 177, 180, 188, 286, 386 and N1.
The following buses stop near Cutty Sark: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199 and 386.
The following buses stop near the Royal Observatory Greenwich and Peter Harrison Planetarium: 53, 54, 202 and 380.Greenwich is on the National Cycle Network. It can be reached by traffic-free routes that run through parks and alongside the rivers Thames, Lea and Ravensbourne.

By bike

Free London cycle guides illustrating routes can be ordered online from Transport for London. For further information on National Cycle Routes, visit the Sustrans website

Cycle racks are provided in the National Maritime Museum car park in Park Row, and there are cycle paths in Greenwich Park for access to the Royal Observatory. 

Parking at Royal Museums Greenwich

There is a secure public car park located at Royal Museums Greenwich offices on Park Row, London SE10 9NF with 90 spaces that can be used by visitors to any of our museums. From here the walking distances are as follows:

  • The Queen’s House – 4 minutes
  • National Maritime Museum – 5 minutes 
  • Cutty Sark – 8 minutes
  • Royal Observatory - 10 minutes via a steep hill or 20 minutes via a more gentle hill
Opening hours: 8am–7pm on weekends and bank holidays. The car park is not open on weekdays or on 24, 25 and 26 December.

Find out more about parking at Royal Museums Greenwich

Getting to the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

Our collections centre is a quick, easy journey from central London by rail or via local bus services.

Full address

Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

Nelson Mandela Way,



By rail 

You can reach us from central London via direct routes by Cannon Street London Bridge, Charing Cross and Victoria. Our nearest station is Kidbrooke which is only 5 minute walk away from PPMCC.

When you leave the train at Kidbrooke cross over to Platform 1 and exit via the ticket office. From exiting the station, walk over the pedestrian bridge which leads back across the railway tracks; follow the path through the underpass. When you exit the underpass PPMCC is the large grey and black clad building directly in front of you. To access the building follow the path to the left and press the buzzer on the first gate to the site that you will see on your right.

By bus 

The following buses stop near the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre:

178, B16, 286, 132

By car

There is limited parking space in our car park but we will prioritize PPMCC parking for visitors with disabilities

Limited pre-booked spaces are available for disabled visitors in the car park. Please pre-book, otherwise we cannot guarantee a place.


Tel: 020 8312 6608

By bike

Cycle racks are provided at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre car park by the Pedestrian entrance .

The London Cycle Guides illustrate the local routes in London. Copies can be ordered online from the Transport for London website.

Find further information on National Cycle Routes