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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


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North Greenwich Tube Station
 
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Railway Stations

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

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  34% off
Catherine Grove, SE10 | 16 minutes from The Great Map
Housed in a former police section house, the DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich offers contemporary accommodation while retaining the building's historic 1940s charm. The tranquil ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £33  25% 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 £79  36% 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
 
 
 
 
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Jutland 1916: WWI's Greatest Sea Battle
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th May 2016 to 1st January 2018
The Great Map, Park Row, SE10 | Same location as The Great Map
A hundred years after World War One the National Maritime Museum reflects on the largest naval battle of ...More
 
 
 
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Death In The Ice: The Shocking Story Of Franklin's Final Expedition
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th July 2017 to 7th January 2018 - 10am-5pm
The Great Map, Park Row, SE10 | Same location as The Great Map
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Cuban Salsa
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 26th April 2017 to 18th April 2018 - 7.15pm-11pm
The Great Map, 7 College Approach, SE10 | 5 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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Greenwich Market
London > Shopping > Markets
College Approach, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Great Map
Greenwich boasts a number of glorious markets offering a variety of traditional, hand-crafted goods, antiques, clothing and food stalls. The craft market is held at ... 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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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Map
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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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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
45 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Map
New Zealanders take their burgers pretty seriously, and back in 2001 three Kiwis living in London found themselves homesick from the lack of well-crafted quality burgers ... 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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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 4.3 miles from The Great Map
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... 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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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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Gipsy Moth
London > Nightlife > Pubs
60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Map
in the shadow of the Cutty Sark , the grade I listed pub the Gipsy Moth has a large outdoor seating area, ... More
 
 
 
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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
Due to a fire in August 2016, Studio 338 is currently undergoing a major refurb . In the meantime, check out their ... More
 
 
 
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NY-LON
London > Nightlife > Bars
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from The Great Map
Enjoy the luxuries of a first class travel lounge without leaving terra firma at NY-LON, a swish bar in the entertainment district of The O2. The ... More
 
 
 
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Great Map
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... 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

 
Death In The Ice: The Shocking Story Of Franklin's Final ExpeditionDeath In The Ice: The Shocking Story Of Franklin's Final ExpeditionExhibitions & Art, Installation.2017-09-23T10:00:00+01002018-01-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Maritime Museum,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
Category: event
Ongoing
Death In The Ice: The Shocking Story Of Franklin's Final Expedition
Astronomy Photographer Of The YearAstronomy Photographer Of The YearAstronomy Photographer Of The YearThe 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 nine categories: Aurorae; Skyscapes; People and Space; Our Sun; Our Moon; P2017-09-23T00:00:00+01002018-07-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  16th September 2017 to 22nd July 2018
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 nine categories: Aurorae; Skyscapes; People and Space; Our Sun; Our Moon; P... More about this event
 
Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2017Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2017Every year astrophotographers from around the world contribute their best images as part of the Royal Observatory's annual competition. See the 31 prize-winners and explore an interactive exhibit featuring all 146 shortlisted images.2017-09-23T10:00:00+01002018-07-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
Category: event
Ongoing
Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2017
Jutland 1916: WWI's Greatest Sea BattleJutland 1916: WWI's Greatest Sea BattleJutland 1916: WWI's Greatest Sea BattleA hundred years after World War One the National Maritime Museum reflects on the largest naval battle of the conflict: the Battle of Jutland. On 31st May 1916, the North Sea bore witness to 'Der Tag', a major clash between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet. With input from the grandson of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, the 2017-09-23T00:00:00+01002018-01-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Maritime Museum,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  20th May 2016 to 1st January 2018
VENUE  National Maritime Museum 
A hundred years after World War One the National Maritime Museum reflects on the largest naval battle of the conflict: the Battle of Jutland. On 31st May 1916, the North Sea bore witness to 'Der Tag', a major clash between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet. With input from the grandson of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, the ... More about this event
 
 
 

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Jutland 1916: WWI's Greatest Sea Battle
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Biting observations from the American stand-up Erich McElroy. With Pete Firman and Rudi Lickwood....More

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Studio 338 16 minutes walk from The Great Map

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