Do the Ultimate Time Trail

Half marathon notice

Visitor notice: On Sunday 4 March Cutty Sark and the museum car park will be closed for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. All other museums will be open as normal and DLR and rail links will be running. Find out about road closures

Embark on our Ultimate Time Trail during your visit and discover the source of the famous six-pips sound that can be heard on BBC radio marking the hour. See the watch that survived the Titanic disaster, and the historic timekeepers that that solved the problem of how to find longitude at sea. 

Embark on your journey through time

Coffee barista at the Museum cafe, National Maritime Museum

Treat yourself to a fine afternoon tea or relax with a frothy coffee at our cafes and restaurants. Go on, you deserve it.