Purcell shows off National Maritime Museum galleries

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich

Practice completes £12.6m project in former Lutyens library at grade I Greenwich institution

Four new galleries at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich have opened to the public following a renovation and redevelopment project led by Purcell.

The scheme has converted the grade I-listed building’s Cairn Library and staff offices to bring non-public areas back into life with sections dedicated to Tudor and Stuart seafarers, polar worlds, Pacific encounters, and “sea things”.

Purcell’s new spaces are linked to the main museum via a ramped bridge which improves accessibility and visitor circulation.

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