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National Maritime MuseumThe National Maritime Museum, situated mere yards from London's River Thames, is the world's largest maritime museum. An unmissable experience if you want to learn more about London, it displays highlights from five hundred years of British seafaring history. Find out why the River Thames has been of such crucial importance to the prosperity of the capital and how it has benefited the nation as a whole. The permanent Traders gallery explores Britain's maritime trade with Asia, with special emphasis on the East India Company. You'll find Japanese, Chinese and Burmese..
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.. swords there, as well as ship models, navigational instruments, and sailors' journals. The new Voyagers: Britons and the Sea gallery illustrates the contemporary importance of maritime history and the personal stories of the British Isles, through a twenty-metre long wave-like projection screen. Explore British involvement in the transatlantic slave trade between 1600 and 1850, or visit Explorers: the Americas and the Northwest Passage for a brief history of world exploration. Don't forget to check out Lord Nelson's jacket he wore when he was mortally wounded by gunfire at the Battle of Trafalgar. Afterwards, you can unwind at one of the cafés which take special care to offer fresh, handmade British food.