How we work

Find out about the Museums’ priorities and the progress we’re making towards our goals, our funding and spending, our trustees and directors and how to make a Freedom of Information request.

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Our mission

Policies and procedures

Priorities and progress 

Read about our overall aims, our current priorities and the achievements we’ve made over recent years.

View priorities and progress


Find out about our main source of funding – direct government support from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

View funding


Find out what we spend and how we spend it by browsing our annual reports and accounts and other financial documents.

View spending

Directors and Trustees

Find out who makes up our senior staff team, and get to know the talented and knowledgeable people who make up the National Maritime Museum’s board of trustees.

View Directors and Trustees

Read minutes of our quarterly Trustee Board meetings

Our legal status

Find out about the legislation behind the establishment of the National Maritime Museum and the legalities behind the National Maritime Museum and Royal Museums Greenwich brands.

View our legal status

Freedom of Information

We publish information on our key areas of accountability and performance against targets as well as information on the internal operation of the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Queen's House.

See our Freedom of Information page

If you would like information and can’t find what you’re looking for on this website, please contact us:


Or write to: Museum Secretary, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF

Find out more about making a Freedom of Information request ( website)