Family day out

Go on an epic adventure of discovery across the seas and through the universe.

Become an astronaut at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, a sailor on board Cutty Sark or an explorer in the National Maritime Museum. 

All aboard for a day of family fun!

Stand on Cutty Sark's top deck and discover life at sea on board the fastest ship of her day

See draw-dropping planetarium shows taking you to the depths of our universe

Play in our free AHOY! children's gallery for under-7s and the All Hands children’s gallery for 6-12s

 
Fascinating, good displays, lots of hands on stuff for kids to do

Cutty Sark visitor

 

Fascinating, good displays, lots of hands on stuff for kids to do

Cutty Sark visitor

 

Amazing place to take little kids, several play areas and stay and play groups

National Maritime Museum visitor

 

Amazing place to take little kids, several play areas and stay and play groups

National Maritime Museum visitor

 

Great for kids, planetarium show a must, exhibition on longitude unexpected highlight

Royal Observatory visitor

 

Great for kids, planetarium show a must, exhibition on longitude unexpected highlight

Royal Observatory visitor

 

Explore the season

Astronauts, pirates or explorers - which journey will you take?

Planetarium shows
Explore the night sky live in this show specifically for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition.
Times:
21 July | 10-10.30am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Come with a bear called Ted (and companion Plant!) on an adventure around the Solar System, investigating different places and how they...
Times:
Weekends | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun, Talks & Courses
Drop in workshops facilated by Observatory Explainers mixing demonstrations with make and do activities.
Times:
Weekends, 1 July - 30 September | 12.45-4.15pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Family fun
Come and create a giant collaborative piece of art. Be inspired by the stories of exchange and connection in the Traders gallery and work...
Times:
22, 29 July 11.00-13.30 | 14.00-16.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
Sailors were often seperated from their families for years and stories of separation and homecoming can be found throughout the Museum....
Times:
24 July | 10.30, 11.30, 13.00, 14.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Daytime
Younger children are invited to a different adventure every week! Come to the museum to take part in tailored activities, song, dance and...
Times:
Tues in term time | 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
Discover objects from maritime history as we bring the handling collection out into the galleries. 
Times:
Thursdays 26 July - 30 August | 11.00 - 13.00 | 14.00 - 16.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
Climb, hike and swim across the world as we look at maps and travel in this interactive storytelling session for our younger visitors. 
Times:
31 July| 10.30, 11.30, 13.00, 14.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
Join artist Jo Atherton in a flotsam weaving workshop. Learn about her beachcombing activities and how discarded objects can be used to...
Times:
4 & 5 August | 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Family fun
Sailors were hard workers and needed a way to relax when off duty. Come along and practice your best dance moves inspired by exploration of...
Times:
5 August | 10.30, 11.30, 13.00, 14.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
Sun, sea and sand! Discover your senses in this interactive play session for our youngest visitors as we explore all the sights and sounds...
Times:
7 August | 10.30, 11.30, 13.00, 14.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
Create an under the sea hideaway for your sea creatures and find out what mysterious creatures lurk in the deep, dark sea.
Times:
8 & 9 August | 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Family fun
This summer get inventive with Engineering Minds and create LEGO robots fit for discovery! Design and build machines for underwater...
Times:
8, 10, 11 August | 10am - 4pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
Voyagers have always developed new equipment to help them understand the ocean and make their sea voyages safer. Together we will use the...
Times:
12 August | 11.00-13.30, 14.00-16.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Daytime
Three summer day-courses of photography fun! Inspired by the National Maritime Museum's Great British Seaside exhibition.
Times:
13, 15, 18 August | 10am-4pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
With stories and song we will be discovering how people have travelled across the sea in search of fame and fortune. 
Times:
14 August | 10.30, 11.30, 13.00, 14.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
Create your own fabulous figurehead using Model Magic to protect you from storms, sea monsters and sharks.
Times:
15 & 16 August | 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Family fun
What lives in the deepest, darkest part of the ocean? Be inspired by the maps in the collection to find out what people used to think lived...
Times:
19 August | 11.00-13.30, 14.00-16.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
Explore the accounts of bravery, care and comradery in the Forgotten Fighters gallery with stories for our younger visitors.
Times:
21 August, 10.30 | 11.30 | 13.00 | 14.00
Location:
Learning space
Family fun
Learn about sailor knots and design your own macrame objects in this artist-led workshop.
Times:
22 & 23 August | 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Family fun
A friendship belt given by the Haudenosaunee to English settlers was a powerful promise of hope and peace. Be inspired by the Wampum belt...
Times:
26 August | 11.00-13.3, 14.00-16.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
What makes you, you? Be inspired by the story of Nelson and how he has been celebrated. What makes you great and how will you show it? 
Times:
27 August, 11.00-13.30 | 14.00-16.00
Location:
Learning space
Family fun
The Museum's Voyagers gallery gives a taste of the sea as a place of celebrations with objetcs such as a launching casket for HMS Neptune....
Times:
28 August, 10.30 | 11.30 | 13.00 | 14.00
Location:
Learning space
Family fun
Make your very own tiny tall ship and add it to a spectacular river of masts and sails underneath the hull of the ship.
Times:
1 & 2 September | 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Family fun
Sailors would take mementoes of their loved ones with them on long journeys. Come and create your own memento celebrating something or...
Times:
2 September | 11.00-13.30, 14.00-16.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum