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Royal Observatory Museum Greenwich

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Discover the world around you in stark scientific depths at the Royal Observatory Museum in Greenwich. Have your most inquisitive questions answered by experts and prepare to be inspired guides and microscopic photography of space itself in London’s only observatory!

Have you ever wondered what a black hole looks like? Or how the sky really looks at night without the hues of artificial light blocking our view? Learn about astronomy and astrophysics in the ‘the sky tonight’ talk! Explore the eyes of powerful telescopes, like the Great Equatorial Telescope or watch the live stream of the grand launch for the James Webb Space Telescope! Have a go on the Camera Obscura and watch the Thames and Greenwich in real time! Stand on UK time itself on the Prime meridian Line, which is the home of Greenwich Mean Time otherwise known as GMT - our time system! Watch the hustle bustle of London from afar, with a view like no other. Uncover fascinating perspectives on astronomy and astrophysics around the world, from China and France. Watch the cartoon explorer Ted and his journey into space discovery - a perfect introduction into science for the little ones. The kids' brains will be fizzing and whizzing with excitement and wonder as they discover the natural phenomena around us on a daily basis, but also diving into a world of the unknown.

If you are looking for a day out with the kids that is inspiring, inquisitive and a fun introduction into science, you and your kids will love the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. With so many diverse activities both indoor and outdoor to get stuck into, it is perfect for all ages!

- Fascinating astrophotography & lectures
- The Great Equatorial Telescope, pavilion and live streams.
- Outdoor activities like the Prime Meridian Line

Opening hours

Everyday from 10:00 - 17:00

Closed temporarily for refurbishment - Open March 2022.



Greenwich Park, London Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ,
Greater London,
SE10 8XJ,

Phone number

020 8312 6608


Adult from £8
Child from £4

You are advised to book tickets online for time slots at the museum.


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