National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum is the largest nautical museum of its kind in the world. Positioned in Greenwich Park, and part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, the museum opened in 1937 to celebrate the naval achievements of Britain through the ages. From the Battle of Trafalgar to the sea battles during the First World War, this studied array of artefacts, documentation and dramatic stories brings the sound and feel of the sea closer to the shore.
There is an amazing collection of ship figureheads on show, revealing the heroic, and sometimes strange, artistry that went into shipbuilding. The glass paned Baltic Exchange Gallery commemorates those who gave their lives during WWI, and you can examine the coat worn by Admiral Nelson as he was fatally injured during the battel of Trafalgar, in intimate detail.
Tel: 020 8858 4422