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Published October 20th 2012
British history of exploration and voyages across seven seas
One of the biggest and oldest museums of its kind, the Maritime Museum at Greenwich, along with the Queen's House and Royal Observatory (Greenwich), forms the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.

A view overlooking the Museum.

Created in 1934, it was formally opened by King George VI in 1937. The museum has a rich naval history and has been associated with the sea and navigation for a lot many years.

Entrance to the National Maritime Museum.

Since 2012, the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Peter Harrison Planetarium and the Queen's House have joined together under a new name - The Royal Museums Greenwich.

A stream of cold fresh water running along the pathway.

Royal Observatory, which was founded by Charles II in 1675, and has been a home to the Prime Meridian and Greenwich Mean Time since 1884, lies in close vicinity.

Prince Frederick's barge, 1732.

In here you can discover 500 years of British exploration through sea, touch 4.5 billion year old meteorite, or stand with your legs spreading across two hemispheres.

The painted walls.

The Museum is about a 10 minute brisk walk from Cutty Sark DLR station. You can also walk through the little alley way of Turnpin Lane to the famous Greenwich Market for some souvenirs.

World Map by Francesco Rosselli. Venice, 1508.

We would recommend this as a must see to anyone new to London and to Londoners who have a taste for art, culture and picnics (there is a lovely park to come in and soak some sun on a bright day).

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Why? One of the famous British Museums.
When: 10:00 - 17:00, everyday.
Where: Greenwich, London
Cost: Free for the Museums. Varied tickets to planetarium and observatory.
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