The National Maritime Museum opened in 1937, located in Greenwich area linked to the sea and navigation: landing point for the Romans and place of origin of the British navy.
The museum collects the most important assets of Britain’s maritime history with more than two million objects, including maritime art, cartography, manuscripts, ship models and navigation instruments.
Here is also the uniform of Admiral Nelson worn in the Battle of Trafalgar.
The Royal Observatory is the most famous building in Greenwich, here passes the zero meridian, the imaginary line that divides the world into east and west.
In 1997, the area known as Maritime Greenwich was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.