About the National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, opened in 1937 and is the largest of its kind in the world. Through its collections, exhibitions, and learning and outreach programmes it aims to promote and illustrate the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people. The Museum is part of Royal Museums Greenwich, which also includes the Royal Observatory - home to the Prime Meridian Line, Cutty Sark, and the 17th-century Queen’s House, designed by Inigo Jones and home to a priceless collection of maritime art. Royal Museums Greenwich attracts over two and half million visitors a year, while even more visit the collections and blogs online at http://www.rmg.co.uk.