Entry regulations

Royal Museums Greenwich - comprising the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House - warmly welcomes you, and hopes you enjoy your visit. To ensure the enjoyment, wellbeing and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff, we ask that all visitors abide by our regulations.

Download full Royal Museums Greenwich entry regulations (PDF, 0.1MB).

Bag searches

Our authorised staff may search your bags at any time, and particularly at times of heightened security. Our staff may search your bags when you enter the Museum, and again when you enter one of our special exhibitions. If, on searching your bags, our staff find any item they consider to be a risk to our collection, building, staff or other visitors, they will remove it, and return it to you when you leave the Museum. If our staff find an item they consider to be illegal, they will confiscate it, and hand it to the Police.

Please do not bring the following into Museum buildings and grounds:

  • Dogs or pets, except assistance dogs
  • Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates, etc
  • Any noise nuisance (such as radios, speakers and other electrical equipment, etc)

We ask that you refrain from:

  • Climbing or standing upon objects, displays, fences, barriers, walls or buildings
  • Throwing any article or playing any ball game which could cause injury, damage or annoyance
  • Smoking
  • Consuming food or drink outside of designated catering areas
  • Photography of certain labelled objects

Please note that parents, guardians and companions to visitors with disabilities remain responsible for the behaviour of their child or children or vulnerable adults while in the Museum buildings and grounds. Teachers and supervisors of groups are responsible and accountable for all members of the group they accompany.

Any person who does not comply with our regulations may be removed from the Museum grounds and buildings.

Please contact +44 (0)20 8858 4422 for further information about our Regulations.