National Maritime Museum in an hour

Coronavirus closure

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Short of time? Here’s a whistle stop tour around some highlights on display at the National Maritime Museum.

This tour takes you through most of the major exhibitions at the museum. All the objects included can be seen for free. 

Photograph of Nelson's Ship in a Bottle

Whip out your camera and grab a selfie at Yinka Shonibare's replica of Nelson's HMS Victory in a bottle - one of the most photographed artworks in London! #ExploreGreenwich.

Figurehead of HMS Ajax at the National Maritime Museum

From the heroic to the bizarre (with a few animals thrown in for good measure). A selection of our 230+ strong collection of figureheads.


A search for speed dominated the 1920s and 1930s.