Closure of Great Equatorial Dome and Time for Navy Gallery

The Great Equatorial Dome and some galleries will be closed between 11:30am and 3.45pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 24 August for daytime observation. Join the fun and see Venus in the daytime sky

There are lots of free and paid things for children to see and do at the Royal Observatory. Stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World, see an awe inspiring show at London's only planetarium and explore Big Bang theory in our interactive galleries.
Fun for families

Start your adventures in space and time today

See Q Pootle 5 in the planetarium and meet the author

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Tasty eats for all the family and gifts for aspiring astronauts

Find your way

The Royal Observatory is a quick and easy journey from central London, by DLR, rail or boat