Christmas opening times

Over the Christmas period the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Queen's House will be open as usual. We are closed to the public from 24-26 December. Plan your next visit

Essential information

Opening times: 
Open daily | 10.00am - 5.00pm
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
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 will 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.

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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