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The National Maritime Museum is taking the wraps off its Exploration Wing, which has room for four galleries (from 20 September). Expect access to 1,000 extra treasures from the archives, organised into Pacific Encounters, Polar Worlds, Tudor and Stuart Seafarers and Sea Things. Those with a passion for adventure should make their way to the Polar Worlds gallery, presenting an area of the globe which remains as dangerous and contested today as it was 250 years ago. Elsewhere, talking statues and a digital wave await, as well as including equipment, artwork and ships' figureheads, plus The Great Map - a huge interactive world map revealing stories from maritime history. Don't miss the replica of Admiral Nelson's HMS Victory in a bottle, and the uniform he wore when fatally wounded.
To 30 September: Great British Seaside. Photographs exploring 60 years of Britian's quirky beach culture.
Check for regular family events.
Admission free; charges for events and exhibitions.
- Cutty Sark (for Maritime Greenwich)
- Island Gardens