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Type Talks and tours
Location
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Date and Times 12 - 16 February 2024 | See page for details
Prices Adults £6 | Children £4 | Student £5

Ahead of Women’s History Month in March, join us to celebrate the wonderful women within the collection at Royal Museums Greenwich. Discover stories about women who have made a difference and left their stamp on maritime history.

See a wide range of objects, including uniforms worn by the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS), a piece of Grace Darling's hair, prints of female pirates, and many other wonderful things.

Look inside The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

Times of the guided tours

Dates Times
Monday 12 February 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Tuesday 13 February 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Wednesday 14 February  10am - 11am
Thursday 15 February 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Friday 16 February 2.30pm - 3.30pm

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Plan your visit

Where will the tours take place?

This tour will be held at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre, our state of the art conservation and collection centre in Kidbrooke.

Getting here

The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is a quick, easy journey from central London by rail or via local bus services.

Address: The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre, Nelson Mandela Way, Kidbrooke, SE3 9QS

By train: You can reach us from central London via direct routes by Cannon Street London Bridge, Charing Cross and Victoria. Our nearest station is Kidbrooke which is only 5 minute walk away.

By bus: The following buses stop near the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre: 178, B16, 286, 132

By car: There is limited parking space in our car park but we will prioritise parking for visitors with disabilities. Please pre-book, otherwise we cannot guarantee a place. E-mail: bookings@rmg.co.uk | tel: 020 8312 6608

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Who are the tours suitable for?

These tours have been designed for the whole family but we believe they are most suitable for children 6+.

Due to space constrictions we are unable to admit buggies / prams to this event.

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