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: 
10.00–17.00
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
National Maritime Museum, Second floor, Forgotten Fighters gallery

This unique altar cross acts as a poignant symbol of the First World War.

A French soldier made this from a German bullet and cartridge case. 

A Royal Naval Division chaplain then used it during his duties on the Western Front. We also have a newspaper cutting about the object from the Daily Mirror, 12 December 1916.

This type of object is known as 'trench art'.