National Maritime Museum
+44 (0)20 8858
in Greenwich Park, the National Maritime Museum tells the
story of Britain's relationship with the sea. The museum itself
occupies several buildings, the central one being the Queen's
House itself of historic importance being the first renaissance
building in England designed in the classical style. Focusing
on the trade, exploration, and of course empire the museum
holds collections of ships (full size and model), navigational
equipment, paintings and relics of sailors and explorers.
Even the jacket that Admiral Nelson wore when he was shot
in the left shoulder and fatally wounded at the Battle of
Trafalgar is on display.
Nearest Tube: Cutty