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
Closed temporarily for refurbishment - Open March 2022.
Greenwich Park, London Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ,
020 8312 6608
Child from £4
You are advised to book tickets online for time slots at the museum.
Yes, there is parking nearby.
Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.
Yes, there are baby changing facilities.
Royal Observatory Museum Greenwich has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
Yes, Royal Observatory Museum Greenwich is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.Access at the Royal Observatory is limited to: The Meridian line, Meridian building ground floor, Astronomer’s Garden, Camera Obscura. A number of our Visitor Assistants are trained to British Sign Language Level 1 standard. British Sign Language supported and subtitled film and touchscreens are available at selected points within the permanent galleries across all our sites. Hearing loops are fitted at all site information desks and at key locations across the sites.Ear defenders are available upon request. The planetarium shows do not feature flashing images but do contain occasional fast motion.
No, Royal Observatory Museum Greenwich have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Royal Observatory Museum Greenwich has not told us if they are dog friendly.