Visit Tel: +44 (0)20 8858 4422 | Contact and enquiries Plan your visit to the world's largest maritime museum, Cutty Sark, the historic Queen's House and the Royal Observatory Greenwich, all set in the beautiful Greenwich World Heritage Site. View floor plans Nat. Maritime Museum, Romney Rd, G'wich SE10 9NF Royal Observatory, Blackheath Ave, SE10 8XJ Cutty Sark, King William Walk, Greenwich SE10 9HT
Two hoards and one unknown Viking ruler Ian Richardson, Portable Antiquities and Treasure, British Museum The saying goes that one waits an eternity for a London bus to arrive, only for two to eventually show up at the same time. Dot Boughton, Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for Lancashire and Cumbria, is probably beginning to feel that the same rule applies to Viking silver hoards. It was only in April of this year that a hoard of over 90 coins and hacksilver from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria was reported to Dot. For any FLO, and indeed for the British Museum, which provides expert advice to enable the coroner to hold an inquest into the case (as required under the Treasure Act 1996), this represented a lot of material to work on. Not since the discovery of the Vale of York hoard almost five years ago had so many Viking-age artefacts and coins from one find been reported as Treasure.
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Entry is free (There is a charge for some temporary exhibitions) Opening times Last Friday of the month open until 22.30 for Lates.
Central Hall The Museum's grand entrance hall includes the Diplodocus skeleton, a 1,300-year-old giant sequoia tree, Darwin's statue and the coelacanth, a prehistoric fish still living in the Indian Ocean. Treasures This spectacular new gallery showcases the most exceptional objects and specimens from the Museum's collections. Fossil Marine Reptiles Learn what was going on in the oceans while the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. See how an ichthyosaur gave birth.
Gallery highlights Treasures in the Cadogan Gallery Explore some of the most exceptional objects from the Museum’s collection in our new permanent gallery, now open. Dinosaurs Meet a terrifying T.rex, inspect dinosaur skeletons and sort the facts from the myths about why dinosaurs died out in the famous Dinosaurs gallery. Mammals (blue whale) Discover a world of massive mammals. Inspect a blue whale, the largest creature ever, from above and below. Central Hall The Museum's grand entrance hall includes the Diplodocus skeleton, a 1,300-year-old giant sequoia tree, Darwin's statue and the coelacanth, a prehistoric fish still living in the Indian Ocean. Images of Nature See our new exhibition of contemporary and historic artwork from the Museum's India collection in this beautiful gallery.
Eating and drinking The award-winning benugo café sits at the heart of the Museum, so visitors can enjoy a bite to eat whilst soaking up the lively ambience. Read more Access Useful information for visitors to the Museum with physical and learning disabilities. Read more
The Museum is arranged into four main galleries – the Moving Toys Gallery, the Creativity Gallery, the Childhood Galleries and the Front Room Gallery. Download a map of the Museum (773KB .pdf) Moving Toys Gallery The Museum's Moving Toys Gallery is divided into four sections – Pushes and Pulls, Springs and Cogs, Circuits and Motors and Look See. Galleries - V&A Museum of Childhood