AHOY! children's gallery

Sammy offer reduced recpetion

Visitor notice: From Monday 6 August – Friday 24 August there will be a reduced reception service at the park side entrance of the museum. Please excuse this disruption as we prepare for the opening of our four new galleries in September. Find out more about our new galleries

Essential information

Opening times: 
Open daily | 10.00am - 5.00pm
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
National Maritime Museum, Ahoy! Children's gallery

AHOY! our brilliant children’s gallery for 0-7s is free and open daily, so weigh anchor and come on over to the National Maritime Museum for a boatload of fun and adventure!

Your little one's imagination will be fired up as they stoke the boiler of a steamship, see them will beam with delight as they land a fish and new friendships will be forged as kids work together in the interactive boatyard. Polar exploration, pirates and a host of other maritime themes are brought to life in this playful and immersive gallery – look out for the eight metre high mast of SS Rawalpindi by the entrance. There’s a buggy park and easy access to all the facilities you need to have a stress-free visit. AHOY! is also a quick lift-ride away from the Neptune cafe on the first floor of the museum where you can re-fuel with coffee and cake after playtime. 

*Please note that AHOY! is sometimes pre-booked for schools groups.

Other children's galleries

The All Hands children's gallery for 6-12 year olds

Schools and nurseries in Ahoy!

AHOY! is a fantastic starting point for many classroom topics and learning projects. School visits to Ahoy! are free but must be booked in advance.

Find out more and book a session (early years and Key Stage 1).

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