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., 22 June 2017

E.g., 22 June 2017

What's on

27 May 2017

Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times: Weekends & holidays: 12.30, 2, 3.30, 5pm | Weekdays (during term-time): 3.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Daytime, Talks & Courses
Drop by and chat with our Observatory Explainers who are bringing the history of astronomy to life.
Times: Weekends and holiday weekdays | 1.05–4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory, Meridian Line and Historic Royal Observatory, Meridian Courtyard
Family fun, Daytime
From discoveries about the Solar System to our understanding of the Universe, get hands-on in these workshops...
Times: (Weekends) 1 April–25 June | 12.45–4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Planetarium shows, Daytime
Tour the Solar System and beyond, and meet our next-door neighbours in space!
Times: Shows daily | Weekends & holidays 11.45am, 2.45pm | Weekdays 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium

28 May 2017

Exhibitions, Season
Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually...
Times: Open every day until 25 June 2017 | 10.00-17.00
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Astronomy galleries
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times: Weekends & holidays | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Season, Family fun
Introducing a new character on Cutty Sark: Mrs Ray, the mother of Clarence, a young ship’s apprentice.
Times: 13–16 April | 20, 28 May | 1, 17 June | 11.30am–-1.30pm, 2–4pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Planetarium shows
A classic guide to the sky tonight presented in real-time by an astronomer using our digital planetarium.
Times: Shows daily | Weekends & holidays 1.15pm, 4.15pm | Weekdays 4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times: Weekends & holidays: 12.30, 2, 3.30, 5pm | Weekdays (during term-time): 3.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Daytime, Talks & Courses
Drop by and chat with our Observatory Explainers who are bringing the history of astronomy to life.
Times: Weekends and holiday weekdays | 1.05–4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory, Meridian Line and Historic Royal Observatory, Meridian Courtyard
Family fun, Daytime
From discoveries about the Solar System to our understanding of the Universe, get hands-on in these workshops...
Times: (Weekends) 1 April–25 June | 12.45–4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Talks & Courses
Join us for two separate workshops using plants that have a strong connection to the history and legacy of...
Times: Sunday 21 May and Sunday 28 May | 1-4pm
Location:
Queen's House, Orangery & South Parlours
Planetarium shows, Daytime
Tour the Solar System and beyond, and meet our next-door neighbours in space!
Times: Shows daily | Weekends & holidays 11.45am, 2.45pm | Weekdays 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium

29 May 2017

Planetarium shows, Family fun
Prepare to go ‘out of this world’ and off to the Moon in our action-packed activity morning!
Times: 29–30 May | 10am–12.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Exhibitions, Season
Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually...
Times: Open every day until 25 June 2017 | 10.00-17.00
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Astronomy galleries
Family fun, Daytime
Join The Sailor’s Challenge aboard Cutty Sark this half-term.
Times: 29 May–4 June | 11.30am–1.30pm, 2–4pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Planetarium shows
A classic guide to the sky tonight presented in real-time by an astronomer using our digital planetarium.
Times: Shows daily | Weekends & holidays 1.15pm, 4.15pm | Weekdays 4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times: Weekends & holidays: 12.30, 2, 3.30, 5pm | Weekdays (during term-time): 3.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium

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