Part of the Museum’s ongoing re-development of its central courtyard, Neptune’s Globe is a new installation which transforms the museum’s Upper Deck with an interactive world map, vast sail sculpture and audio-visual features.
Together, these elements help visitors to uncover and explore a wealth of maritime stories spanning the globe. Picking up on the museum’s key themes of trade, conflict, migration, exploration, leisure and technology, Neptune’s Globe demonstrates the ways in which world history has been shaped by the seafaring past.
As visitors walk over an interactive floor map, stories relating to their location are revealed via digital hand held devices showing related objects and videos from the Museum’s collections. Each key theme will contain dozens of stories: Titanic, Battle of Jutland, Cook’s voyages, the East India Company, the Falklands War, Cowes week, the Armada - drawn from diverse times and locations but all relating to Britain’s maritime experience. A colourful sculpture is positioned above the map displaying traditional sail patterns from around the globe, while interactive binoculars give visitors an augmented reality view of the objects and galleries that surround them.
National Maritime MuseumRomney Road Greenwich
London Greater London United Kingdom SE10 9NF
10:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30) Closed 24-26 Dec