AHOY! Children's Gallery

Essential information

Opening times: 
Open daily | 10am - 5pm
National Maritime Museum, Ahoy! Children's gallery
AHOY! is free weekdays during term-time. Ticketed entry applies at weekends and school holidays.

Bring the little ones to AHOY! - our brilliant children’s gallery for 0-7s, open daily. 

Polar exploration, pirates and a host of other maritime themes are brought to life in this playful and immersive gallery. Stoke the boiler of a steamship, buy and sell fish in the marketplace, and make new friends in the interactive boatyard.

There’s a buggy park nearby and easy access to all the facilities you need to have a stress-free visit. AHOY! is a quick lift-ride away from the Great Map Café on the first floor of the Museum where you can re-fuel with coffee and cake after playtime.

AHOY! Children’s Gallery is ticketed during weekends and school holidays to improve the visitor experience of this extremely popular gallery. Entry is free with no ticketed entry during weekdays in term-time. Family Members receive 50% discount on the admission charge. Book now for May half term and beyond.

Ticketed entry FAQs


Other children's galleries

All Hands Children's Gallery for 6-12 year olds

Sea Things Gallery

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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