Opening in 1937, the National Maritime Museum – the largest of its kind in the world – sets out to illuminate the history of Britain’s encounters with the sea. Free to visit, the museum is at the heart of the Royal Museums Greenwich which also includes the Queen’s House, Cutty Sark, which is about five minutes away, and the Royal Observatory. With over two million objects ranging from artefacts, maps and maritime memorabilia, exhibits covering famous battles, shipbuilding, and even Napoleon. The sections within the museum are as vast as Britain’s naval history itself and span over an impressive three floors. It’s a place where you can discover tales of world-famous explorers, sail a ship into port with a state-of-the-art bridge simulator and explore Britain’s seafaring history. It’s no wonder this top attraction draws in more than 750,000 visitors each year!