Royal Observatory Greenwich

See the Time Ball drop at 1pm daily. Image courtesy of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Stand on the world-famous Meridian Line with one foot in the west and one foot in the east at the Royal Observatory. Enjoy one of the most loved views of London at the home of Greenwich Mean Time. Read More
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Stand on the world-famous Meridian Line with one foot in the west and one foot in the east. Discover the past, present and future wonders of astronomy at the centre of time.

With your complimentary audio guide, learn about the discoveries of great scientists and inventors based at or associated with the Royal Observatory. Explore how great scientists first mapped the seas and the stars in Charles II’s magnificent Christopher Wren-designed Octagon Room – dating from 1675. Marvel at the Great Equatorial Telescope, the UK’s largest historic telescope which gave astronomers new views of the universe over 100 years ago.

From the Royal Observatory, you will enjoy one of the most loved views of London across Greenwich Royal Park and the river Thames.

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Prices and Opening Times

Child Ticket £6.50 per ticket
Adult Ticket £15.00 per ticket

Admission to the Royal Observatory includes an audio guide.

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Opening Times

10.00 – 17.00. Last admission is at 16.30. During Easter, June, July, August and September, the Observatory extends its opening hours and close at 18.00. Always check www.rmg.co.uk before you plan your visit. We are closed 24–26 December.

Venue Details & Map

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Address
Greenwich Park
Greenwich
London
SE10 9NF
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 8312 6565
Email
Website
https://www.rmg.co.uk/royal-observatory
Public transport:
DLR – Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich* By boat – from most central London piers* Bus 53 from Oxford Circus stops at park gates. * 15-minute walk through park to Observatory.

Facilities & Accessibility

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Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Indoors
Outdoors
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Catering Facilities
Cafe
Outdoor dining / Beer garden
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Group rates available
UnionPay accepted

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