Explore the National Maritime Museum collections
The world's largest maritime museum is filled with inspirational stories of exploration and endeavour at sea
- February 08, 2019 21:30
- Olya Georgieva
When it comes to exploration trade, shipping and navigation, no other country in the world has a more advanced naval history than Britain. Therefore, it is not a surprise that the National Maritime Museum in London is considered the world's best maritime museum. With its fourteen different galleries to explore, the museum attracts more than 750 000 visitors each year.
The collections at National Maritime Museum hold over 2.5 million items, including astronomical and navigational instruments, ship models and plans, coins, medals and flags, uniforms and weapons, plus historical art, film and photography. The museum is free to enter for anyone; however there may be a fee for special exhibitions.
Every Tuesday, the museum hosts its ever-popular “Play Tuesdays” events for children, which include art workshops, songs and stories. The events take place every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and cost 3 GBP per child with one accompanying adult.