Browse over 100 amazing attractions at Royal Museums Greenwich, including Nelson's Trafalgar coat, John Harrison's famous timepieces and Turner's largest painting.
Artist William Hodges made studies of the Pacific islands while on board ship with Captain Cook. Back in London, he turned these sketches into larger canvases for exhibition at the Royal Academy. Trained in the traditions of Western painting, Hodges created a European vision of the Pacific as an earthly paradise that continues in art and the imagination today.
This famous image by Wright of Derby encapsulates how astronomy - studying the stars - became a social activity in the 18th century.
In 1807, after years of fighting, the abolitionist movement succeeded in outlawing the international slave trade.
Get up close to this beautiful example of Fijian craftsmanship: a double-hulled sailing canoe.
Awarded to Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth in 1804 by the Assembly of Jamaica.
After exploring the ship and meeting the characters on board, relax and enjoy the British tradition of afternoon tea. Located underneath the world’s sole surviving tea clipper, the Cutty Sark café is a great place to relax as well as being in a unique setting of underneath the original hull of this spectacular ship.
AHOY! our brilliant children’s gallery for 0-7s is free and open daily, so weigh anchor and come on over to the National Maritime Museum for a boatload of fun and adventure!
The Prime Meridian was defined at the Royal Observatory Greenwich by the legendary Airy Transit Circle telescope.
The All Hands children's gallery for 6-12s at National Maritime Museum is free and open daily.