National Maritime Museum
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Set sail for a fun day out at this interactive and family focused museum. Get a tablet from the information desk and use it to "travel" across the Great Map, a giant atlas within the AHOY! Children's Centre, and uncover salty stories of pirates, Scott’s Antarctic expedition and much more.
In the AHOY! Children’s Centre, kids can also stoke the boiler of a steamship, catch a fish or even set sail from an interactive boatyard. A highlight has to be the Great Map - a giant atlas from which you use a touchscreen tablet to
Don’t miss the display with the uniform Lord Nelson was wearing when he was killed in action!
Make a whole day of it and visit nearby Greenwich Park for some fun and outdoor games. You’ll discover a really beautiful part of London and the kids will discover fun facts - and hopefully their sea legs too!
Kidadler Hayley recommends the "wonderful interactive kids' gallery / play zone 'Ahoy!' just inside the main entrance. It's incredible!"
Parent of 3 boys
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The museum is beautifully light and airy, and those who are interested in life at sea will be in their element perusing the exhibits. Those who prefer a bit of rough and tumble will be in their element at the Ahoy! play zone directly to the left as you enter. This play area is fantastic for little ones - I would suggest up to about 7 years old (with a separate section for babies and toddlers) and had some really imaginative areas to explore from a play fishmongers shop to a cargo loading area for a ship and a shipbuilders yard. If you have a family with kids at either end of the age spectrum this would be a good time to head up to the observatory with older children, around a ten minute walk uphill from the back of the museum through the gorgeous Greenwich park. If not do as we did and head to the cafe for some much needed afternoon tea!
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