Plaque

National Maritime Museum - openings

Erection date: 11/5/1999

Inscription

The National Maritime Museum, occupying the former buildings of the Greenwich Royal Hospital School, was opened on 27 April 1937 by His Majesty King George VI, being the first public act of his reign.

These galleries were re-opened on 11 May 1999 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Site: National Maritime Museum - openings (2 memorials)

SE10, Park Row, National Maritime Museum

The plaques are just inside the entrance to the museum.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
National Maritime Museum - openings

Subjects commemorated i

National Maritime Museum

One of a trio of Greenwich museums, the others being the Royal Observatory an...

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King George VI

Became king when his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated. Like his father George ...

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Royal Hospital School

The hospital was founded by King William III and Queen Mary II, and the schoo...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
National Maritime Museum - openings

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born 17 Bruton Street, to the Duke and Duchess of York. When she was 10 her f...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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James Richard Stanhope

James Richard Stanhope

James Richard Stanhope, 7th Earl Stanhope K.G., P.C., D.S.O., M.C., 1880 - 19...

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