Top things to see and do with kids

A day out with the kids in Greenwich is not just tons of fun, it's a chance to hurtle through space and time itself.

Watch their jaws drop as they are whisked around the Universe at the Plantearium by our astronomers, let them touch a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite and stand astride the Prime Meridian before tumbling down the hill and onto Cutty Sark. Have a brilliant day at the National Maritime Museum, get to know Nelson, try the Ship Simulator and let the little ones go wild in our AHOY! children's gallery. We promise you'll have so much fun you'll want to come back for more!


Think of the planetarium as a tour bus of the Universe taking you on amazing journeys to explore the night sky.

Astronomy galleries, Royal Observatory

If you have ever wondered how stars and planets are born, what astronomers do during the daytime or even about our place in the universe, the interactive Weller Astronomy Galleries at the Royal Observatory will help you unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.


Would you like to touch something that is as old as the Earth and the Sun itself? Come to the Astronomy Centre at the Royal Observatory.


Stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World at Royal Observatory Greenwich, the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Children at Cutty Sark

Come aboard Cutty Sark and discover how her crew lived, where they ate, slept - and even where they went to the loo.

Photograph of Nelson's Ship in a Bottle

Take a closer look at Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare MBE.

Children playing interactive games on a tablet at the Great Map, National Maritime Museum

Discover the  Great Map at the centre of the National Maritime Museum, a giant atlas from which you can explore the world and our collections, join in with events and play interactive games - no matter what age you are. And it's all free!

Neptune cafe at the National Maritime Museum

Our cafés and restaurants welcome children and families and offer special menus for our youngest guests. 

Photograph of Queen's House

Greenwich Park is said to be the most historic of all London’s Royal Parks, the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory and the Queen's House are situated in its grounds.