In 2012, the National Maritime Museum, the Queen's House, the Royal Observatory (incorporating the Peter Harrison Planetarium) and the Cutty Sark joined together under a new name: Royal Museums Greenwich. Greenwich Village and the museums are easy to reach by Tube, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and Overground train, as well as the MBNA Thames Clippers riverboat service.
With everything that the museums have to offer Greenwich is a great place for a day out with the family.
Cutty Sark is the last surviving tea clipper – a fast sailing ship built at the end of the golden age of sail and used to bring tea from China to Britain. Discover what life was like aboard the legendary 19th-century ship and walk beneath the carefully designed hull that made her one of the fastest ships of her time.Read More
The Royal Observatory is the home of Greenwich Mean Time. Here you can stand astride to hemispheres on the Prime Meridian Line, see pioneering inventions and explore how great scientists first mapped the seas and the stars. Now a museum, the site is also home to the UK’s largest refracting telescope, a 4.5 billion year-old asteroid and London’s only planetarium.Read More
Discover the history of trade across the Atlantic and the impact of the East India Company on British culture and more at the world’s largest maritime museum. Learn about the life of great British hero Horatio Nelson and the Royal Navy and see the uniform he wore when he was fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar.Read More
The Queen’s House was commissioned by King James I for his wife, Anne of Denmark, as a garden villa to complement the Tudor palace of Greenwich. It was designed by Inigo Jones, who brought its Palladian style of architecture to England, and later survived the destruction of the Tudor palace by Cromwell’s army during the English Civil War.Read More
Travel to the stars at London’s only planetarium, part of the Royal Observatory's Time and Space Project. Experience the wonders of the night sky with a number of shows that could fly you into the heart of the Sun, transport you to distant galaxies, show you the birth of a star or land you on Mars.Read More