Exhibitions and events

Come along and be inspired by world-class exhibitions and events at the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and the Queen's House. There's plenty to choose from for all the family - search below by museum, date or event type for something that floats your boat!


E.g., 27 June 2016

E.g., 27 June 2016

What's on

27 May 2016

Family fun, Guided tours
Join a fascinating tour led by one of our volunteers, of the history of the Royal Observatory.
Times: Tours: daily (weekdays) | Talks: see listing
Location:
Royal Observatory, Meridian Line and Historic Royal Observatory, Meridian Courtyard
Exhibitions
See the awesome winning images from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition in this free...
Times: Open until 7 August 2016 | Daily, 10.00–17.00
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Planetarium shows, Family fun, Daytime
From the smallest planets to the largest galactic superclusters, explore the scale of the Solar System,...
Times: Thursdays and Fridays in term-time: 12.45, 13.45
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Talks & Courses
Explore the Museum’s collection and venture outside to Greenwich Park in this creative workshop.
Times: Friday 27 May | 10.45–11.45
Location:
National Maritime Museum, Ground floor, Sammy Ofer Wing (ground floor), In Greenwich, In the park
Member events
Embark on a voyage of discovery around the Museum in the company of one of our volunteer guides.
Times: 19 April, 27 May, 26 June 2016 | 11.00-12.15
Location:
National Maritime Museum, First floor, Members Lounge
Talks & Courses
Join Tristan Gooley, author of the award-winning The Natural Navigator.
Times: 27 May | 1.30 pm-2.30 pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum, Ground floor, Lecture Theatre
Planetarium shows
Join us on an epic journey to discover how asteroids present a danger to life on Earth, narrated by Sigourney...
Times: Weekends and holidays: 12.30, 14.00, 15.30, 17.00 | Weekdays: 15.30
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Planetarium shows
Come and find out what the night sky has to offer on the night after your visit and the month ahead. 
Times: Shows daily | Weekends and holidays: 13.15, 16.15 | Weekdays: 16.15
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Planetarium shows, Family fun, Daytime
Meet our next-door neighbours in space in this entertaining, interactive show where you can decide which...
Times: Daily: 14.45 | Weekends and holidays: 11.45 | Term-time: Mon/Weds: 12.45, 13.45
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium

28 May 2016

Family fun, Daytime
Join an exciting performance and journey bringing maritime history to life
Times: Saturdays | 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00
Location:
National Maritime Museum, Lower Ground, Sammy Ofer Wing
Talks & Courses
Play with your creativity In this creative writing workshop with a twist.
Times: 28 May | 2.00 pm–3.30 pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Exhibitions
See the awesome winning images from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition in this free...
Times: Open until 7 August 2016 | Daily, 10.00–17.00
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Exhibitions
Visit this brand new travelling exhibition, which premieres in Cutty Sark's dry dock from 28 May - hear the...
Times: 28 May-6 June 2016
Location:
Lower Ground: The Dock
Talks & Courses
Armies are shutting borders, 800 are lost in a shipwreck: this is the EU. How did a bloc founded upon human...
Times: 28 May | 10.30 am-11.30 am
Location:
National Maritime Museum, Ground floor, Lecture Theatre
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Join Ted the Teddy Bear on a journey throughout the Solar System, looking for the Great Big Bear in the sky.
Times: Weekends & holidays: 11.00 | Tuesdays in term time: 12.45, 13.45
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Talks & Courses
Caitlin Davies recounts the history of swimmers and the Thames, both legends and modern day sport stars.
Times: 28 May | 12.00 pm-1.00 pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum, Ground floor, Lecture Theatre
Family fun, Daytime
Learn about rockets, astronauts, the International Space Station (ISS), and amazing future space missions.
Times: Weekends: 12.45-16.15 | 9 April: 13.00-16.00
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre

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