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December and January Events at the National Maritime Museum and Queen's HouseGreenwich.

December 2019 and January 2020
A full programme of events for children and adult visitors to the historic Greenwich National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House. For Royal Observatory Greenwich, Peter Harrison Planetarium and Cutty Sark events, please contact the Royal Museums Greenwich Press Office on 020 8312 6790/6545
Highlights include:
LAST CHANCE - Explore major exhibition The Moon before it closes in January 2020
Celebrate the Chinese Year of The Rat at the National Maritime Museum with activities for all the family
Take inspiration from spectacular surroundings in an historical life drawing session at the Queen’s House
Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019
32 spellbinding winning images of the cosmos from this year’s Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition will be on display alongside this year’s Shortlist. From distant galaxies to our very own Milky Way and neighbouring planets, the entries reflect our enduring fascination with the night sky. Images on display include the winners from the nine main categories, as well as two special prize winners. Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
Dates:       Until 26 April 2020
Venue:       National Maritime Museum
Times:       10:00-17:00
Admission:   £10.00 Adult | £5 Child
To celebrate 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed the first humans on the Moon, the National Maritime Museum stages The Moon, the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbour. Featuring over 180 objects - including real lunar samples and objects that have travelled to the Moon and back - the exhibition presents a cultural and scientific story of our relationship with the Moon over time and across civilisations. Visitors will explore how humans have used, understood and observed the Moon from Earth, before reliving the momentous events of the Space Race and the Moon landings, as well as the motivations behind 21st century lunar missions. Through artefacts, artworks and interactive moments, the exhibition will enable visitors to reconnect with the wonders of the Moon and discover how it has captivated and inspired us over time.
Dates:       Until 5 January 2020
Times:       Every day, 10:00 – 17:00
Venue:       National Maritime Museum, London
Admission:   Adult £10.00 | Child £6.50 | Concession £6.65
Please see for online discounts and further details
The Queen’s House, presents a new set of works by artist, Susan Derges. The newly commissioned photographic works, titled Mortal Moon, are a creative response to the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I and have been inspired by the fragile vessels travelling the oceans at the mercy of heavenly and earthly forces. The works will be displayed in the Queen’s Presence Chamber, alongside the iconic portrait of the Virgin Queen.
Dates:        Until January 2020
Times:        10:00-17:00
Venue:        The Queen’s Presence Chamber, The Queen’s House
Admission:    Free entry
Travel on a lunar journey in this five-part lecture series and explore the Moon as timekeeper, deity, inspiration and stepping stone for human space travel.
Series curated by artist Laura Williams of Aluna.
CoMOONity: Concluding the series, this final talk raises questions on how we can see, think and do things differently in our communities in regard to our relationship with Earth, the Moon and the cosmos.
Date:        12 December 2019
Time:        17:30-19:30
Venue:       Lecture Theatre, National Maritime Museum
Admission:   Price £8 Adults | £6 Members, includes a drink
Age:         16+
Historical Life Drawing at The Queen’s House
Whether you are a beginner or a master, hone your skills in this professionally led life drawing workshop. You will be encouraged to take inspiration from the artworks on the walls and get valuable advice from the professional instructor.
Dates:      2 December 2019
Times:      19:00-21:00
Venue:      Great Hall, Queen’s House
Admission:  £20
Age:        18+
Chinese New Year
Visit the National Maritime Museum and celebrate the Year of the Rat. This family-friendly day will include make and take craft workshops, stories, performances, and a traditional Lion Dance.
Dates:       25 January 2020
Times:       11:00 – 16:00
Venue:       National Maritime Museum
Admission:   Free
Age:         Suitable for all ages
Discovery Store and Studio Tours at Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Royal Museums Greenwich are offering a ‘behind the scenes’ experience at its state of the art collections and conservation facility, the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre. The discovery store and studio tours will show the inner workings of a national museum, whilst also giving visitors the chance to encounter some rarely displayed treasures and see conservation work in action.
Dates:      Every Thursday
Times:      10:30-12:30 and 13:30-15:30
Venue:      Prince Phillip Maritime Collections Centre, SE3 9QR
Admission:  £20
Please book via the website or to book a tour, contact Mat Cahill on 02083126519 or email,
Ahoy! Gallery
Polar exploration, pirates and a host of other maritime themes are brought to life in this playful and immersive gallery. Stoke the boiler of a steamship, buy and sell fish in the marketplace, and make new friends in the interactive boatyard.
Date:          Throughout December 2019 and January 2020
Time:          10:15 | 11:15 | 12:15 | 13:15 | 14:14 | 15:15 | 16:15
Venue:         Ahoy! Gallery, National Maritime Museum
Admission:     Child under 6 months               Free
                      Child over 6 months                 £3
                      Accompanying Adult                 Free
                     Additional Adult                        £3
RMG Family Members will receive a 50% discount on the admission charge.
Age:           0 - 7
Conservation Interactive
Drop by and try your hand at some interactive conservation. From globe making to identifying pests that can damage our collection, these fun short activities are a taster into the essential behind the scenes work undertaken by the conservation team.
Date:         Thursdays in December 2019 and January 2020
Time:         11:00-15:30
Venue:        National Maritime Museum, Sea Things Gallery
Admission:    Free entry
Age:          Suitable for all ages
Character Encounters
Meet a character from the past and take part in an exciting performance that will bring maritime history to life.
Dates:        Saturdays throughout December 2019 and January 2020
Times:        12:00 | 13:00 | 14:00 | 15:00
Venue:        Sammy Ofer Wing, National Maritime Museum
Admission:    Free
Age:          6+
Discover Sundays
Be inspired by our maritime past and explore your personal connections to the sea. Ask staff where the activity is on the day.
Dates:         Sundays throughout December 2019 and January 2020
Times:         11:30-13:30 | 14:00-16:00
Venue:         National Maritime Museum
Admission:     Free
Age:           Suitable for all ages
Play Tuesdays
Have fun with your family by exploring the Museum through crafts, music, dance and drama. Timed sessions: collect tickets from the admissions desk.
Dates:         Tuesdays throughout December 2019 and January 2020
Times:         10:30 | 11:30 | 13:00 | 14:00
Venue:         Sammy Ofer Wing, National Maritime Museum
Admission:     £3.00 per child with an accompanying adult (Free for any accompanying siblings under 6 months)
Age:           Suitable for under 5s
Become the Greatest Explorer on The Great Map
The Great Explorer is an interactive game for families. Take one of our tablet devices and set sail across The Great Map to explore distant lands and discover treasures from all around the world.
Where will you visit and what will you find? Take a photo and share your adventure with us @NMMGreenwich #greatmap
Dates:           Daily
Times:           11:00-16:00
Venue:           The Great Map, National Maritime Museum
Admission:       Free
Age:             Suitable for all ages
The National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Queen’s House and Cutty Sark operate under the banner of Royal Museums Greenwich. 
The National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House, Royal Observatory Greenwich and Cutty Sark are open daily 10.00‑17.00 (last admission 16.30). Cutty Sark’s opening times may be subject to change, please see website for details 
The Museum is located a short walk from the Cutty Sark DLR, and Maze Hill and Greenwich train stations. The closest tube stations are North Greenwich (to change to local buses) and Canary Wharf (to change to DLR), both on the Jubilee line. 
General admission to National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House is free. All events included here are free of charge to all visitors unless stated.  
For information on ticket prices and combination tickets, visit 
For updated information prior to visit please visit our web site: or phone 020 8858 4422.