An impressive building packed with maps, paintings of naval battles, and a collection of figureheads. The Forgotten Fighters Gallery explores the often overlooked naval and maritime elements of the First World War, with poignant stories and thought-provoking objects like the tiny altar cross that was made out of a bullet by a French soldier. As well as the main museum, this site also includes the excellent Queen’s House and Royal Observatory, where you can stand on the Prime Meridian of the World. As with all national museums, basic admission is free, but it’s worth paying to see the always-outstanding temporary exhibitions.
The National Maritime Museum is a maritime museum in Greenwich, London. The historic buildings form part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, and it also incorporates the Royal Observatory and 17th-century Queen's House
The National Maritime Museum is a maritime museum in Greenwich, London. The historic buildings form part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, and it also incorporates the Royal Observatory and 17th-century Queen's House. (Wikipedia) Address: Park Row, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9NF
This is an iconic historical monument close to the Royal Observatory art gallery all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
500 years of maritime history packed into one fantastic space. Hands-on exhibits make it fun for younger kids but this is definitely an all-ages attraction. Battles and boats galore plus free themed talks. (2 restaurants) ages: 3+ tube: Maze Hill or Cutty Sark (DLR) open: 10:00 to 17:00 costs: Free
Learn about Britain's encounters with the world at sea and the Royal Navy at the National Maritime Museum. The museum also charts the life of a great British hero Admiral Horatio Nelson, and you can even see the uniform he wore when he was fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar.
“Sunday’s morning walks are the best, freshest ingredients, baked breads and more.”
“Independent cinema showing mainstream to foreign films, with a bar and 2 restaurants.”
“Another of my favourite places. Visit the Greenwich Meridian (dateline) where time begins and ends. Where else can you be in both the eastern and western hemispheres at the same time?”
“Launched on 22 November 1869 in Dumbarton, Scotland, it embarked on its maiden voyage from London to Shanghai on 16 February 1870. On its first voyage, Cutty Sark carried ‘large amounts of wine, spirits and beer’, and came back from Shanghai loaded with 1.3 million pounds of tea. There are some great spots for food and drinks around the Cutty Sark, including Greenwich street food market. ”
“Stunning park with amazon views and rolling hills. One of the loveliest in London. See the old King's House, the Old Naval College (now Greenwich University campus), and Maritime Museum. Stand on the world-famous Meridian Line, the home of Greenwich Mean Time, which is the line that between the two sides of the world! ”