National Maritime Museum

(3 Reviews) ·

Park Row, England, SE10 9NF, United Kingdom

National Maritime Museum Greenwich Events

Overlooking the River Thames from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Royal Museums Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum is a crystallisation of British seafaring history. Surrounded by narratives of ocean exploration and victory, it’s a unique dry hire venue that makes an unforgettable backdrop for corporate functions, social events and weddings.

The adventure theme flows throughout all levels of the museum, from the awe-inspiring Great Map Room, where a world map design sprawls across the floor, to the Photography Gallery, where rows of jaw-dropping astrophotographs reveal priceless images of the solar system. It’s an eclectic multi-level events venue that allows you to access the remarkable exhibits after hours. The sky’s the limit for events at the National Maritime Museum.

Housed in a striking Victorian building that points towards the riverbank, the National Maritime Museum is a spectacular blend of the old and new. The museum is spanned by a high glass roof, which naturally illuminates the event spaces during the day, and creates a vibrant nighttime scene as the colourful up-lights begin to work their magic.

Highlights of National Maritime Museum Greenwich Events:

  • Beautiful views of the River Thames and Greenwich Park
  • Excellent transport links on the DLR to and from central London
  • Alfresco receptions beneath the colonnades in summer
  • Dry hire venue with an approved supplier list
    Guests can arrive by river cruise
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Up to 750 Standing
Up to 580 Dining
Up to 300 Theatre


Accomodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
In House Catering
3rd Party Catering

Catering Options Dry Hire
Cuisine Options  N/A

Spaces At This Venue

National Maritime Museum The Great Map

The Great Map

On the first floor, this awe-inspiring space has all the AV technology you need to host a sensational standing or seated reception. With a world map floor design and a glass roof that spans the entire ceiling, The Great Map is a vision to behold.

National Maritime Museum The Square

The Square

On the ground floor, The Square is another versatile light-filled event space where you can set up a pop-up bar or food stations. In summer, your guests can flow outside to mingle beneath the colonnades and take photographs out on the lawn.

National Maritime Museum The Leopold Theatre

Leopold Muller Lecture Theatre

This in-house lecture theatre is a flexible daytime option for conferences, product launches and speeches where gallery seating is required. The room features a wall projector, excellent acoustics and AV equipment.

The Photography Gallery

A unique and exciting addition to the National Maritime Museum that’s open after hours exclusively for events. The Photography Gallery displays incredible astrographs of the solar system, and makes a great VIP area.


The location of National Maritime Museum

Nearby Hotels

  • De Vere Devonport House
  • The Admiral Hardy
  • Innkeeper’s Collection London, Greenwich
  • ibis London Greenwich

Nearby Restaurants

  • Sticks’n’Sushi Greenwich
  • Bill’s Greenwich Restaurant
  • Bianco43 Greenwich
  • Rivington Greenwich

Nearby Parks

  • Greenwich Park
  • The Old Royal Observatory Garden
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park
  • Central Park

Nearby Attractions

  • Old Royal Naval College
  • Cutty Sark
  • Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Greenwich Foot Tunnel / River Thames

Venue Testimonials

Excellent place next to the National Observatory and very close to the Cutty Sark. Great staff and facilities, and can handle a big crowd.

John M ·

National Maritime Museum located in Park Row, Greenwich, it’s an excellent museum of British naval history. Wheelchair access is very good. Large open spaces and toilets available and clean. Staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

Liliana J ·

Beautiful park with excellent views from the observatory across to the London skyline. Museum excellent space exhibition.

Rosa S ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wedding receptions can range from 80 to 750 standing guests. The maximum banqueting capacity is 580 in The Great Map room on the first floor.

National Maritime Museum Greenwich venue hire costs £12,500, excluding VAT. As a guide price, a three-course dinner and pre-drinks reception starts at £110 (+VAT) per head.

Venue hire is between 7pm and 11pm only, with the option to extend to 1am on request. Suppliers are allowed to set up from 5pm.

National Maritime Museum weddings are set in the stunning surroundings of Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames. The museum venue is a glorious mix of heritage architecture with modern enhancements, such as the vast glass roof over The Great Map Room. Your wedding reception can take place here, or in The Square or Photography Gallery. In the early summer, there is also the option to host an alfresco drinks reception beneath the colonnades. 

Yes. Equipped with state-of-the-art AV equipment, staging, conference call facilities and WiFi, the National Maritime Museum makes an excellent environment for corporate functions. The large capacity is perfect for Gala dinners, Awards Nights, and networking events for up to 750 guests. Corporate clients can also hire the Leopold Muller Lecture Theatre for presentations and The Photography Gallery for unique drinks receptions.

Nearby hotels include:

  • De Vere Devonport House – from £89 a night 
  • The Admiral Hardy – from £89 a night
  • Ibis London Greenwich – from £62 a night 

The National Maritime Museum has limited disabled parking. There are off-street pay-and-display car parks in Greenwich Park (250 spaces, maximum of 4 hours). The Royal Borough of Greenwich also operates car parks nearby in Park Row and Burney Street. 

The National Maritime Museum Greenwich has partnered with the very best caterers in the industry. Due to the sensitive nature and historical significance of the building, the museum only allows approved caterers. Across the range of recommended suppliers, you’ll find classic British cuisine, Asian Cuisine, Indian Cuisine, Kosher Cuisine, African Cuisine and Mediterranean food.

Some of the best Greenwich attractions are on its doorstep, check out:

  • Old Royal Naval College
  • Cutty Sark
  • Royal Observatory Greenwich
Aneeza Qureshi

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Aneeza started in the event industry in 2011 and has since worked with many recognisable FTSE companies and brands on the planning and operational side for private events and corporate functions. She brings a passionate spirit and unwavering eye for detail to our London team. She's also a self-proclaimed foodie and loves to give tips on the best bars and restaurants in town.

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