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The world's largest ship in a bottle
Part of the Royal Museums Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum is a great place to witness a rotation of awesome exhibitions dedicated in some way to the maritime history of the world and its relationship with people and the stars.
In close proximity to the Cutty Sark, the Queen’s House, and the Observatory, there’s a whole day’s worth of things to do, as well as the nearby Greenwich Market to get plenty of amazing food from independent stall holders.
With a strong programme of art, tours, walks and photography, as well as lectures, you can stumble out afterwards to watch the sun set over the capital at the Observatory, and look up to the sky running over the capital. What an afternoon.
Perhaps one of the biggest and definitely most impressive spectacles at the museum is the gigantic ship in a bottle that stands outside the front entrance.
Created by Yinka Shonibare the boat is a scale replica of Nelson’s HMS Victory on which the British hero died during the infamous battle of Trafalgar and comes complete with 80 detailed cannons and 37 patterned sails.
Originally placed on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar square it’s come to be one of the most photographed art pieces in London. It’s worth checking out if this is the type of thing that floats your boat (pun intended).
National Maritime Museum
020 8858 4422