1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Greenwich

London National Maritime Museum 3.5-Hour Tour

Product ID: 61290
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This half-day tour is a perfect activity for those interested in all things maritime, naval, and British. The guide will show your small group around the largest museum of its type in the world. Enjoy visiting a number of special exhibitions as well.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the special exhibitions at the largest maritime museum in the world
  • See Turner's iconic painting of the Battle of Trafalgar
  • Discover fascinating galleries including the Atlantic Slave Gallery, and Nelson, Navy, and Nation
  • Admire one of world's largest collections of ship models, including the Mercury Collection
Full description
Visit the National Maritime Museum in London, the world's largest maritime museum, on a 3.5-hour tour designed for lovers of all things naval and maritime. Experience 500 years of British naval power and traditions.

The Museum houses over 2 million artifacts from which exhibitions are drawn.

On your tour you’ll see Turner's wonderful painting of the Battle of Trafalgar, which he completed in the 1820s. The king at the time, who had the painting commissioned, was apparently not impressed with Turner's realism depicting the horrors of war. For this reason the masterpiece is not hidden away in a royal palace, but is on display in a public museum.

You’ll also be able to visit the Nelson, Navy, and Nation gallery with its paintings, weapons, and exhibitions about Horatio Nelson. See the jacket Nelson was wearing when he was shot and killed by a sniper in 1805. His body was brought back to Greenwich to lay in state, in the Painted Hall, for 3 days as thousands of British citizens came to pay their respects.

Visit the poignant Atlantic Slave Trade Gallery as well.

Midway through the tour, you’ll stop at the smart Museum café, where you can enjoy tea, coffee, and other refreshments.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • All special exhibitions
What’s Not Included
  • Refreshments
  • Tips for the guide

When you get there

Meeting point

Ship in a Bottle, located just outside the southern entrance to the National Maritime Museum (the observatory side of the building)

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Know before you go
• There is a minimum of 2 people per booking
• Please book at least 48 hours in advance
• Children under 5 years of age join for free
• A senior discount is available