The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Location: The Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, London SE10 8XJ

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Have the time of your life – The Royal Observatory in London’s Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the famous Prime Meridian of the World – 0° 0’ 0”.

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  • The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
  • The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
  • The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

  Your ticket confirmation   Your ticket is only valid on your nominated date.   You will receive an email confirmation at time of booking with your ticket voucher included.  A printed copy of this voucher must be presented on arrival at the venue, on the day of your activity. You may be refused entry if you do not present a printed copy of your voucher.   Cancellation Policy Tickets are not refundable. All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.   Opening times: Daily 10am to 5pm Last admission: 4.30pm Closed 24–26 December   Please note, the planetarium is being refitted and will be closed from Monday 16 - Friday 20 April. It re-opens to the public on Saturday 21 April

Have the time of your life – The Royal Observatory in London’s Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the famous Prime Meridian of the World – 0° 0’ 0”.

 

Built for the purpose of finding longitude at sea, architect Sir Christopher Wren’s Royal Observatory is also a museum of time and astronomy. Check out the early Tompion clocks and displays on navigation at sea that show how Britain led the world in global exploration and trade.

 

Greenwich was indorsed by international agreement in 1884 as the Prime Meridian of the world and you are able to stand astride the very line that separates East and West.

 

Pay a visit to the Royal Observatory and see how the Astronomers Royal used to live and work inside Flamsteed House, the building first erected on this site. The Astronomy Centre lets visitors try their hand at being an astronomer and you can touch a meteorite that is 4.5 billion years old.

 

While exploring the Royal Observatory you can also step inside London’s only planetarium. This wonderful cinematic experience features a range of daily shows that are perfect for families. The magnificent planetarium is a must-visit attraction, for an additional charge.

 

Location

The Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, London SE10 8XJ

 

Nearest station

Greenwich DLR/rail (20 minute walk via King William Walk)

Cutty Sark DLR (15 minute walk via King William Walk)

Maze Hill rail station (15 minute walk via Park Vista)

Blackheath rail station (20 minute walk across the heath)