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Royal Observatory Greenwich Entrance Ticket

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, United Kingdom, London
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  • 2 hours
  • London
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  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

A visit to London is not complete without visiting the Royal Observatory Greenwich where you will stand astride the Prime Meridian Line, with one foot in the east and the other in the west, at the home of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). Walk in the footsteps of the Astronomers Royal, discover their stories, and experience the past, present and future wonders of astronomy, space and the stars. Enjoy dramatic views of London across Greenwich Royal Park, the City of London and the River Thames.

Visit: Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue, London SE10 8EJ England

Make your way to the Royal Observatory Greenwich which is located on a hill in Greenwich Royal Park. As you do, you will enjoy dramatic views of London across Greenwich Royal Park, the City of London and the River Thames. Once inside, you can pick up a complementary audio guide. There are 7 languages available.

Your visit will begin in the Meridian Courtyard where you will stand astride the Prime Meridian Line, with one foot in the east and the other in the west at the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  

The tour will take you through Flamsteed House where you will walk in the footsteps of the Astronomers Royal. Visit the Octagon Room which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is one of the best preserved Wren interiors in London. See Harrison’s clocks, the inventions that changed the world. Discover the Shepherd Gate Clock, mounted outside, which was the first clock to show Greenwich Mean Time to the public. Learn about the discoveries of great scientists and inventors based at or associated with the Royal Observatory, including Harrison, Newton, Halley, Bradley, Maunder, Harrison, Airy, Einstein.

The bright red Time Ball on top of Flamsteed House is one of the world’s earliest public time signals and was first used in 1833 and still operates today. Don’t miss the Great Equatorial Telescope, located in the huge iconic onion dome, which gave astronomers new views of the universe over 100 years ago. 

Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House are both located within a short walking distance from the Observatory and are free to visit. Cutty Sark, the world’s sole-surviving tea clipper is now an award-winning museum and visitor experience and is a must-see when visiting Greenwich. 


Inclusions
  • Attraction admission ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Observatory Greenwich

Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Children under the age of 4 years are free to enter the attraction
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 hours


User's Reviews

Stardoe

21 Jan, 2024

Greenwich is definitely a 2 day trip so we chose Cutty Sark and the Observatory for our one day adventure. Gained entry using our London Pass. A fascinating place for history buffs and astronomers alike. Standing one foot each side of the meridian line was a unique treat and great photo opportunity. So much information about the history of time, navigation, astonomy and the people/families who lived and worked at the observatory. Quality souvenirs in the shop. No cafe so make sure you have lunch and a drink before you go.

martincS2512NK

09 Jan, 2024

Went with our two grandchildren (aged 8 and 11). Just as good as it was 25 years ago. Not dumbed down (unlike some other museums we have revisited since our kids grew up). Superb displays with just the right amount of explanatory information for kids to take in. Superb explanation of the 'longitude problem' and display of Harrison's chronometers. Highly recommended for adults and children alike

Eddee14

07 Jan, 2024

We attended the Royal Observatory, attending one of their “evening with the stars” events that are run through the winter. The simple review here is just, wow. The team are so informative and know their stuff and the telescopes that they set up showed us some breathtaking things that quite frankly didn’t even look real! Would highly recommend to anyone that likes anything to do with the stars or space.

Q243WJgregoryd

20 Dec, 2023

Wonderful adventure! I'm a career naval officer, so I knew it would appeal to me, but it was even more interesting than I expected. The tour guide was so knowledgeable , friendly, and gregarious, he really made the experience!

Raymond_H

05 Dec, 2023

When I returned I will bring my family and will need to spend an entire day. Learnt so much. Was so awesome to stand on the prime Meridian

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