AHOY! children's gallery

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Opening times: 
Open daily | 10.00am - 5.00pm
National Maritime Museum, Ahoy! Children's gallery

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!

Your little one's imagination will be fired up as they stoke the boiler of a steamship, see them beam with delight as they land a fish and new friendships will be forged as kids work together in the interactive boatyard. Polar exploration, pirates and a host of other maritime themes are brought to life in this playful and immersive gallery – look out for the eight metre high mast of SS Rawalpindi by the entrance. There’s a buggy park and easy access to all the facilities you need to have a stress-free visit. AHOY! is also a quick lift-ride away from the Neptune cafe on the first floor of the museum where you can re-fuel with coffee and cake after playtime. 

*Please note that AHOY! is sometimes pre-booked for schools groups.

Other children's galleries

The All Hands children's gallery for 6-12 year olds

Schools and nurseries in Ahoy!

AHOY! is a fantastic starting point for many classroom topics and learning projects. School visits to Ahoy! are free but must be booked in advance.

Find out more and book a session (early years and Key Stage 1).

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