Join us for our spectacular programme of evening entertainment, featuring cutting-edge musicians and comedy at Cutty Sark, sci-fi film screenings and stargazing at the Royal Observatory, and Lates at the National Maritime Museum.
Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images shot by astrophotographers worldwide. See this year's awesome winning photographs in our free exhibition at the Royal Observatory.
Looking for great Christmas gifts or fun things to do over the holidays? The Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum and Queen's House are open every day except 24-26 December, and we have a host of exciting events and present ideas.
We offer a range of astronomy courses tailored to the needs of individuals with differing levels of knowledge, from short introductory courses to one year courses for those keen to pursue their studies in more detail to two year courses for budding astrophysicists. Our students get to study in a unique environment supported by a range of equally unique resources, including expert tutors, a state of the art digital planetarium and the country’s largest lensed telescope.
Go on an epic adventure of discovery across the seas and through the universe. Become an astronaut at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, a sailor on board Cutty Sark or an explorer in the National Maritime Museum. All aboard for a day of family fun! Stand on Cutty Sark's top deck and discover life at sea on board the fastest ship of her day See draw-dropping planetarium shows taking you to the depths of our universe Play in our free AHOY! children's gallery for under-7s and the All Hands children’s gallery for 6-12s
Following the success of the Tall Ships Regatta 2014, the Royal Borough of Greenwich welcomes back a fleet of Tall Ships to the River Thames this Easter. Combine your visit to these beautiful ships with a visit to London's very own Tall Ship, Cutty Sark situated in the heart of Maritime Greenwich.
Think of a planetarium as a tour bus of the Universe taking you on amazing journeys to explore and experience the wonders of the night sky with expert commentary from real astronomers. A visit to the Peter Harrison Planetarium can 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. Choose a show below and book your tickets.
Visit the Planetarium and Astronomy Centre at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and take an awe inspiring journey into space.
Looking for fantastic things to do with children? See what's on for families at the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum. There are lots of fun events and activities to choose from; see an awe-inspiring show at London's only planetarium, get interactive and steer a ship in to port or meet the Captain on board the world's last surviving tea clipper and see what life was really like. The choice is yours!
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