On this Greenwich Park site you’ll find the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, which was designed in 1616 by Inigo Jones but not completed until 1638, and the Royal Observatory, founded in 1675 by Charles II. The museum’s Maritime London gallery is a permanent exhibition exploring the importance of London’s maritime heritage and its impact on world trade. Exhibits include wreckage from a Zeppelin shot down over the Thames estuary in 1916, the original model for Nelson’s Column and early 19th-century plans for the Rotherhithe Tunnel. Exhibits in the museum’s Your Ocean gallery, which is aimed at families and teenagers, examine current issues affecting marine conservation, including global warming, over-fishing and pollution. The Time Galleries in the Observatory map the quest of astronomers, horologists who attempted to pin down the elusive concept of time.
Royal Museums Greenwich
The National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum is the world’s largest maritime museum with 10 free galleries and a vast collection that spans artworks, maps and charts, memorabilia and thousands of other objects.
The legendary sailing ship Cutty Sark
Discover what life was like on board the legendary sailing ship Cutty Sark, the world’s sole surviving tea clipper, and fastest ship of her time – now an award-winning visitor attraction. This 19th-century sailing ship has been raised over three metres allowing you the jaw-dropping experience of walking directly underneath.
The Queen’s house
Enjoy the stunning art, architecture and royal heritage of the Queen’s House, Greenwich, this splendid 17th-century royal villa was the first Classical building in England, designed by renowned architect Inigo Jones. The House is famous today for its extraordinary art collection including works by Great Masters such as Gainsborough, Hogarth and the van de Veldes.
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Visit the Royal Observatory Greenwich to stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World, see the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and explore your place in the universe at London’s only planetarium.
Open daily from 10:00 – 17:00
/last admission: 16:30/
Admission charges apply to special exhibitions, events and attractions within the complex.
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Rail: Greenwich/Maze Hill
DLR: Cutty Sark
Museum switchboard (general enquiries):
+44 (0)20 8858 4422
Recorded information line:
+44 (0)20 8312 6565
The Bookings office is open 09.00–16.00, Monday-Friday
Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608