Join an expertly guided tour

Take one of our brilliant guided tours and find out more about the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, Queen’s House and the National Maritime Museum. Please ask for today’s details when you arrive. 

Royal Observatory

There are free daily tours and talks by our very dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers at the Royal Observatory. Tours start in the Meridian Courtyard and include the Apartments, Octagon Room, and Time & Longitude gallery with John Harrison’s marine timekeepers.

Your guide will highlight the fascinating history of the Royal Observatory, along with many of the exhibits and attractions.

Cutty Sark

Join one of our monthly curator tours and discover what life was like for the crew of Cutty Sark, as well as the amazing story of how this incredible Victorian tea clipper has been through storms, high seas and fires to survive into her third century. Book in advance to guarantee your place. 

National Maritime Museum

Discover something new on an expertly-led tour of the Museum’s highlights with one of our talented and friendly volunteers. Our tours programme is varied and volunteers speak on a diverse range of fascinating topics. Our tours take place most weekdays at several times throughout the day.

Queen’s House

Join one of our free weekly tours to explore the Museum’s incredible collection in depth with one of our curators. Immerse yourself in the decadent history of the Queen’s House with topics ranging from the unique architecture, to the mesmerising array of artworks displayed inside. Tours take place several times during the week.
 

Group tours

We welcome group tours and are happy to talk to you about your group's needs.

Find out more about Group visits

Souvenir guidebooks

Souvenir guidebooks are also available for our museums, you can purchase them at our museum shops or online.

National Maritime Museum souvenir guide

Cutty Sark souvenir guide

Royal Observatory souvenir guide

Queen's House souvenir guide