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National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London

The National Maritime Museum has lots of free family activities including messy play for under 3s, activities, storytelling, performance, discovery trails and make and do for under 5s and older children.

Children will also love the planetarium shows.

Written by Janis P.


  1. I went there with my 6 year old son for a look around. Firstly I was delighted that it was free to get in. Once inside we had a great afternoon looking at all the exhibits. Will definately go again…

  2. Free and fun!

    This is an excellent place to while a couple of hours away with your kids of probably 3 upwards…the main areas are really spacious so plenty of room for kids to move around and also fine if you are pushing a buggy…and also in the main area, plenty of boats to look at – and most important of all, according to my son, a glass lift!!! There is also ‘the bridge’ – a hands on gallery which keeps my 4 year old happy for ages and is also ok for younger kids to explore – plenty of stuff to push, pull and clamber on…and also the ‘mess deck’ on the ground floor where I believe they have activities for kids – not that we have ever made it there after hours in the glass lift and the ‘bridge’!

    Food – expensive but again plenty of room for kids/buggy paraphernalia in the Paul’s coffee outlet on the mezzanine, also it’s quite a big open area so assuming they are past the head first down the stairs stage you can actually let them have some freedom to roam while you keep a watchful eye and enjoy your coffee… All in all, well worth a visit – not a whole day trip (unless your kids are older maybe) but you can easily combine with a trip to Greenwich Park, not to mention the Planetarium etc nearby, if you are looking for a fuller day out.

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