World Oceans Day 2022

Our ocean is vital to the future of our planet. Take a deep dive beneath the waves with the National Maritime Museum this June. Focusing on the importance of collective action for ocean revitalisation you can take part in a range of exciting family-friendly events, activities and talks across the site.

Are you ready to explore the ocean?

This year the Museum’s family-friendly festival is bigger than ever, with a host of stands and expert-led talks, workshops, artist interventions, films, music and the opening of the museum’s newest gallery, ‘Poles Apart’.

(image by J Anderson courtesy of British Antarctic Survey)

This brand new gallery will take visitors to the icy frontiers of modern polar science and lift the lid on the UK’s newest polar research ship: the RRS Sir David Attenborough. AKA Boaty McBoatface or Boaty

All activities take place on Saturday 11 June: Saturday 11 June, 12pm | Location: Next to the Great Map Café and is open to all Museum visitors. Book your free tickets online in advance to guarantee entry, and take a look below to find out more about what you can enjoy on the day. Why not download a programme to bring with you on the day.