"National Maritime Museum" National Maritime Museum Tip by Sjalen
National Maritime Museum, London: 16 reviews and 33 photos
This is one of my favourite museums in London, simply because Britain is and long has been a strong seafaring nation and a lot of it started here at Greenwich. Here you will find so many interesting things on British history since it has happened at sea, not least a prime exhibit in the form of Nelson's own blood stained trousers from the Battle of Trafalgar! :))) Lots of items from other famous battles (including Falklands) and expeditions can be seen as well as ship models and an exhibition on the slave trade and the importance of navigation. The museum shop has an excellent collection of books on maritime things and gadgets found on ships. The museum also runs the Observatory up the hill where you can see the famous World "0" Meridian and lots of navigational and astronomical instruments. That I personally find boring since I don't follow the mathematics as much as I'd like, but it is nevertheless moving to be at the Epicentre of the World :) You can also visit nearby Queen's House which Inigo Jones designed for James I's Queen Anne in the grounds of the old Tudor palace, and which has been further decorated since then. I have not yet visited so on that I cannot give a personal account but it is known for painted ceilings and other art works.
Address: Greenwich, SE10
Directions: DLR through the Docklands to the stop Cutty Sark.
Phone: +44 20 8858 4422
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