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A huge interactive world map, especially suitable for families, goes on permanent display at the National Maritime Museum in March 2013, an installation which allows visitors to use a touch-screen tablet to find out more about some of the most famous and exciting events in Britain's maritime history. Walk across the surface of The Great Map, housed in the museum's largest open space, and you'll discover seafaring stories from the world's vast oceans and seas.

 

About National Maritime Museum

Located in the heart of Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum has a monumental mission: to showcase mankind's association with the sea. The collection dates back to 1823 when a National Gallery of Naval Art was established, and the museum is housed in an elegant building which used to be an asylum. More about National Maritime Museum

LondonTown.com - The Great Map Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
North Greenwich Tube Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Maze Hill Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Greenwich Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £58  28% off
    Bugsby Way, SE10 | 19 minutes from The Great Map
    Staying at this hotel puts you right in the centre of Greenwich, with a thousand years of British naval history on your doorstep, as well shops, ... More
     
     
     
    Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  27% off
    South Quay, E14 | 28 minutes from The Great Map
    Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
     
     
     
    Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £48  40% off
    5 Fairmont Avenue, E14 | 33 minutes from The Great Map
    Only fifteen minutes from London City Airport by taxi and close to Canary Wharf, the ExCeL exhibition centre and The O2 arena, the Radisson Blu Edwardian ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Contemporary: Workshop
    London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: 16th, 23rd and 30th June 2015 - 6pm-7.25pm
    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, SE10 | 7 minutes from The Great Map
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    Egyptian Belly Dance: Beginners: Workshop
    London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: 16th, 23rd and 30th June 2015 - 6pm-7.15pm
    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, SE10 | 7 minutes from The Great Map
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    Egyptian Belly Dance: Intermediate: Workshop
    London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: 16th, 23rd and 30th June 2015 - 7.15pm-7.55pm
    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, SE10 | 7 minutes from The Great Map
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    Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
    London > Entertainment >
    Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Great Map
    The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is located inside the lower hold of the Cutty Sark tea clipper, one of the world's most famous boats on permanent ... More
     
     
     
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    Up the Creek
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Great Map
    Located in Greenwich, South East London, Up The Creek is one of the UK's best comedy venues, offering true intimacy with a diverse range of acts ... More
     
     
     
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    Greenwich Picturehouse
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 8 minutes from The Great Map
    This Greenwich cinema has not been a resounding success. Since opening in 1989 it's gone bankrupt twice, closing down for long periods. Fortunately for locals - ... More
     
     
     
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    Royal Observatory Greenwich
    London > Attractions > Museums
    National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | Same location as The Great Map
    This museum of time and space was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It marks the site of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian - the ... More
     
     
     
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    The Queen's House
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Park Row, SE10 | Same location as The Great Map
    As far as royal residences go, the Queen's House is a modest palace - an appealing, but simple, bright white, classical, Palladian villa flanked by colonnades. ... More
     
     
     
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    National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, SE10 | Same location as The Great Map
    The £15 million Peter Harrison Planetarium opened in 2007, a beautiful cone-shaped addition to the Royal Observatory designed by architects Allies and Morrison. This 120-seat, state-of-the-art ... More
     
     
     
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    The Cheeseboard
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from The Great Map
    A small but perfectly formed cheese shop in a pretty little street off the main Greenwich High Road. With over 100 different types to choose from, ... More
     
     
     
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    The Creaky Shed
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    20 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from The Great Map
    This unusual fruit and veg shop in Greenwich is certainly worth the detour from the main high street. It's just a short walk away, a left ... More
     
     
     
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    Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Avenue, Se10 | 12 minutes from The Great Map
    A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
     
     
     
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    Spread Eagle
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    1-2 Stockwell Street, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Great Map
    In spite of its name, its Victorian pub exterior and an interesting collection of Greenwich memorabilia, the Spread Eagle is not a pub, or even a ... More
     
     
     
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    Trafalgar Tavern
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Map
    British Cuisine... More
     
     
     
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    The Old Brewery
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Map
    A mix of experimental brewery, cafe, restaurant and heritage site, the Grade II listed Old Brewery is a seven days a week operation. It's also only ... More
     
     
     
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    Four Corners
    London > Education > Adult Education
    121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3.8 miles from The Great Map
    For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
     
     
     
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    University of Greenwich
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Great Map
    The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
     
     
     
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    The Making Space
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 4.4 miles from The Great Map
    Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
     
     
     
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    Greenwich Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Romney Road, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Map
    As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ... More
     
     
     
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    Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range
    London > Leisure > Golf
    Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 26 minutes from The Great Map
    If you hook a shot at the state of the art Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range it'll head towards Canary Wharf and if you slice it ... More
     
     
     
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    Brooklyn Bowl
    London > Leisure >
    O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from The Great Map
    Five years after the original Brooklyn Bowl launched, the well known New York bowling alley comes to London's O2. The London venue is the first Brooklyn ... More
     
     
     
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    Bar Du Musee Café
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Great Map
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    The Trafalgar Tavern
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Map
    The pub achieved notoriety selling whitebait (still on the menu) but now the Trafalgar Tavern is a refreshment point for the capital's many visitors. It's hardly ... More
     
     
     
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    The Greenwich Union
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from The Great Map
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    The Old Brewery
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Map
    Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ... More
     
     
     
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    Studio 338
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 20 minutes from The Great Map
    Following a major refurbishment, Studio 338 reopened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. ... More
     
     
     
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    Proud2 at The O2
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 28 minutes from The Great Map
    In the sad shell of the Millennium Dome, a superclub was born, going by the name of Proud2. Sporting one of the world's most powerful audio ... More
     
     
     
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    Museum of London Docklands
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 miles from The Great Map
    In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
     
     
     
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    Laban
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 15 minutes from The Great Map
    Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
     
     
     
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    The O2
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from The Great Map
    The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
     
     
     

    National Maritime Museum events

     
    Unseen: The Lives of Looking by Dryden GoodwinUnseen: The Lives of Looking by Dryden GoodwinDrawings produced during the production of artist Dryden Goodwin's film and artefacts used by all four lookers in their work. The first feature-length film by the contemporary artist is shown in the striking space of the 17th-century Queen's House alongside an exhibition of related drawings and objects.2015-06-30T10:00:00+01002015-07-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    The Queen's House,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  5th March to 26th July 2015
    VENUE  The Queen's House 
    Drawings produced during the production of artist Dryden Goodwin's film and artefacts used by all four lookers in their work. The first feature-length film by the contemporary artist is shown in the striking space of the 17th-century Queen's House alongside an exhibition of related drawings and objects.... More about this event
    Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The UnchartedAgainst Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The UnchartedAgainst Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The UnchartedPunchdrunk Enrichment's largest production to date, Against Captain's Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted gives 6 to 12 year old visitors to the National Maritime Museum a theatrical journey through the museum's collection of maritime artefacts. Harnessing the heroics of Grace Darling, who launched a daring rescue mission of shipwrecked sailors, t2015-06-30T00:00:00+01002015-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Maritime Museum,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
    Category: event
    Ongoing

    event > Theatre > Kids shows
    DATES  28th March to 31st August 2015
    VENUE  National Maritime Museum 
    Punchdrunk Enrichment's largest production to date, Against Captain's Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted gives 6 to 12 year old visitors to the National Maritime Museum a theatrical journey through the museum's collection of maritime artefacts. Harnessing the heroics of Grace Darling, who launched a daring rescue mission of shipwrecked sailors, t... More about this event
     
    Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich which showcases some incredible images of the sky, from within our solar system and far into deep space. Images on display include winners from all the categories: Earth and Space, Our Solar System, Deep Space and the Young2015-06-30T00:00:00+01002015-07-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  18th September 2014 to 19th July 2015
    VENUE  Royal Observatory Greenwich 
    The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich which showcases some incredible images of the sky, from within our solar system and far into deep space. Images on display include winners from all the categories: Earth and Space, Our Solar System, Deep Space and the Young... More about this event
     
    Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at SeaForgotten Fighters: the First World War at SeaForgotten Fighters: the First World War at SeaPart of the National Maritime Museum's commemoration of World War One, Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea explores the naval and maritime dimensions of the conflict in a new gallery display opening in August 2014. Through a wide range of objects including weaponry, photographs, medals and ship models, the epic scale of the war at sea is2015-06-30T00:00:00+01002015-08-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Maritime Museum,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  2nd August 2014 to 1st August 2015
    VENUE  National Maritime Museum 
    Part of the National Maritime Museum's commemoration of World War One, Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea explores the naval and maritime dimensions of the conflict in a new gallery display opening in August 2014. Through a wide range of objects including weaponry, photographs, medals and ship models, the epic scale of the war at sea is... More about this event
     
    Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At SeaGuiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At SeaGuiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At SeaFive hundred years ago, a fraternity of London mariners was given a charter by Henry VIII and became the Corporation of Trinity House - with instructions to improve the safety of navigation on the Thames. Since then, Trinity House has looked after pilotage, buoys, beacons and lightships and has become the Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales and2015-06-30T00:00:00+01002016-01-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    National Maritime Museum,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  16th April 2014 to 4th January 2016
    VENUE  National Maritime Museum 
    Five hundred years ago, a fraternity of London mariners was given a charter by Henry VIII and became the Corporation of Trinity House - with instructions to improve the safety of navigation on the Thames. Since then, Trinity House has looked after pilotage, buoys, beacons and lightships and has become the Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales and... More about this event
     
    Family Fun Weekend: Pirate TakeoverFamily Fun Weekend: Pirate Takeover2015-08-01T11:30:00+01002015-08-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Maritime Museum,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
    Category: event
     
    Family Fun Weekend: Pirate Takeover
    Baby-Friendly Gallery ToursBaby-Friendly Gallery Tours2015-08-05T11:00:00+01002015-08-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Maritime Museum,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
    Category: event
    Free Event 
    Baby-Friendly Gallery Tours
    Curator's Tours: From Working Boats To A Ship In A BottleCurator's Tours: From Working Boats To A Ship In A BottleAn informative walk with Melanie Vandenbrouck.2015-08-19T13:00:00+01002015-08-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Maritime Museum,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
    Category: event
    Free Event 
    Curator's Tours: From Working Boats To A Ship In A Bottle
    Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, RevolutionSamuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, RevolutionSamuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, RevolutionThe National Maritime Museum explores the life of one of history's best-known Londoners, diarist Samuel Pepys, this year with major exhibition Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution. Pepys was one of the most colourful and appealing characters of the seventeenth-century and witness to the great events that shaped Stuart Britain. His diary documente2015-11-20T00:00:00+00002016-03-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Maritime Museum,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
    Category: event
     

    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
    DATES  20th November 2015 to 28th March 2016
    VENUE  National Maritime Museum 
    The National Maritime Museum explores the life of one of history's best-known Londoners, diarist Samuel Pepys, this year with major exhibition Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution. Pepys was one of the most colourful and appealing characters of the seventeenth-century and witness to the great events that shaped Stuart Britain. His diary documente... More about this event
     
     
     

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    Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014
    Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014
    Exhibitions | Until 19th July 2015 

    Royal Observatory Greenwich

    The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich ...More

     
    Unseen: The Lives of Looking by Dryden Goodwin
    Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2015 

    The Queen's House

    Drawings produced during the production of artist Dryden Goodwin's film and artefacts used by all four lookers in their ...More

    Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
    Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
    Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015 

    National Maritime Museum

    Part of the National Maritime Museum's commemoration of World War One, Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea explores ...More

     
    Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
    Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
    Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2016 

    National Maritime Museum

    Five hundred years ago, a fraternity of London mariners was given a charter by Henry VIII and became the Corporation ...More

     
    Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted
    Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted
    Theatre | Until 31st August 2015 

    National Maritime Museum

    Punchdrunk Enrichment's largest production to date, Against Captain's Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted gives 6 to 12 year old ...More

     
    Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
    Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
    Theatre | Until 5th July 2015 

    Greenwich 3 minutes walk from National Maritime Museum

    The whole of Greenwich comes alive for the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a nine day free festival ...More

     
    Fans Of The Belle Epoque
    Fans Of The Belle Epoque
    Exhibitions | Until 2nd September 2015 

    Fan Museum 5 minutes walk from National Maritime Museum

    The Fan Museum unveils the very best of its late 19th and early 20th century fans for Fans Of The ...More

     
    Seeing Red
    Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2015 

    Old Royal Naval College 5 minutes walk from National Maritime Museum

    Photographs by students attending the Adult Community Learning courses at Greenwich Community College, exploring colour as their theme....More

    Lindy Hop Improvers: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 30th June 2015 

    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 7 minutes walk from National Maritime Museum

    Develop skills in social partnered dance....More

    Salsa Classes: Beginners: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 30th June 2015 

    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 7 minutes walk from National Maritime Museum

    Salsa class....More

     
     
     
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