Useful information for teachers planning school visits to Royal Observatory Greenwich.
There can be a lot to think about when organising a school trip - our useful visit guides for teachers contain helpful to-do lists to ensure you make the most of your visit to the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Pre-booking is essential.
Help with risk assessments
As the needs of every group are different, group leaders will need to complete their own risk assessments for each visit. To assist you with this, we have provided an example which can be used to inform a full assessment.
Make a preliminary visit
In order to work out practical details and become familiar with the layout of the Royal Observatory facilities, we advise teachers and group leaders to visit prior to bringing students.
Entrance for teachers making preliminary visits is free of charge.
Contact our Bookings team:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608
Making your booking
If you have decided what you want to do on your visit then you are ready to book:
Royal Observatory School sessions and resources
We have a huge selection of resources to choose from that can be used before or after your visit. They include: classroom activities, videos, blogs, podcasts and even the chance to video chat with an astronomer.
- EYFS/KS1 – 1 adult per 5 students
- KS2 - 1 adult per 8 students
- KS3 and KS4 - 1 adult per 10 students
- Post 16 – 1 adult per 16 students.