The National Maritime Museum is located in Greenwich, near the park. Most of its exhibits are available on line so that those who cannot visit firsthand can still experience it from afar. The museum belongs to a series of historic buildings located on the National Heritage Site of Greenwich.
A collection describing the maritime history of Britain can be admired in the museum, along with archives of seamanship and shipping, some of which are located in the Queen's House which has been here since the 17th century. The museum has a variety of interesting historical items, including marine uniforms, paintings, maps and anchors.
The ground floor displays a large map, on which you can "travel" and let the children (and adults) study, take pictures and enjoy their time together.
The museum's beautiful gardens were designed in the 1870's. A railroad connecting Greenwich and London runs beneath the garden. It was only after the construction of the railway that the gardens were replanted in the fashion you see before you now.