Opening hours

Please note: regular opening times are listed on this page. Occasional unavoidable closures to parts of the site for maintenance and events are posted in latest visitor information.

General opening times 

Location Opening times Last admission
National Maritime Museum: Sammy Ofer Wing and ground floor galleries - including Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude
(see floor plans)
Monday–Sunday
(see Thursday below)
10.00–17.00*
Onsite ticket sales for Ships, Clocks & Stars end 30 mins before closing
Thursday late closing* 10.00–20.00
National Maritime Museum:
first and second floor galleries
Monday–Sunday 10.00–17.00
Queen's House Monday–Sunday 10.00–17.00
Royal Observatory: Flamsteed House & Meridian Courtyard - including Longitude Punk'd Monday–Sunday 10.00–17.00 16.30
Royal Observatory: Astronomy Centre (including Planetarium**) Monday–Sunday 10.00–17.00 16.30
Cutty Sark Monday–Sunday 10.00–17.00 16.00
Museum Café
(Sammy Ofer Wing)
Monday–Sunday 10.00–17.00* 16.30
The Brasserie Lunch (Monday–Saturday) 12.00–15.00 14.30
Sunday Lunch 12.00–17.00 16.30
Dinner (Wednesday–Saturday) 17.00–23.00 Last table booking 21.00
Caird Library***
See also Visiting the Library
Monday–Wednesday, Friday
(closed bank holidays)
10.00–16.45 16.30
Thursday
(the Quiet Study area will close at 17.00)
10.00–19.45 19.30
Saturday 10.00–13.00;
14.00–16.45
16.30

* Thursday late closing: The Sammy Ofer Wing and ground floor galleries of the National Maritime Museum (including the Shop and Museum Café) stay open late till 20.00 on Thursdays.
** See also Planetarium show times below.
*** Library and Archive Christmas closures: the Caird Library will close to readers at 16.45 on Saturday 20 December and will re-open at 10.00 on Monday 29 December.  The Caird Library will be closed on Thursday 1 January.

Closures: All Museum venues are closed 24–26 December, close early on 31 December and open at midday on 1 January. For details of all other temporary closures please see Latest visitor information.

Free entry for Members

Admission costs

Pre-book your tickets now for Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory (Flamsteed House and Meridian Line) and jump the queue on visiting.

Location Members Adults (16+) Children (age 5–15) Concessions
(see below)
Family
(2 adults, up to 2 children)
Family
(1 adult,
up to 2 children)
Big ticket:*
Cutty Sark + Royal Observatory admission + Ships, Clocks & Stars exhibition
FREE £18.50
(£16.80 without Voluntary donation)
£8.50
(£7.70 without Voluntary donation)
Under-5s free
£15.50
(£13.95 without Voluntary donation)
£43
(£39 without Voluntary donation)
£28
(£25.20 without Voluntary donation)
Cutty Sark
(see also Big Ticket above)
- Buy now
FREE £13.50
(£12.15 without Voluntary donation)
£7
(£6.30 without Voluntary donation)
Under-5s free
£11.50
(£10.35 without Voluntary donation)
£35
(£31.50 without Voluntary donation)
£24
(£21.60 without Voluntary donation)
Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude*
– now open
Ticket includes Royal Observatory admission and entry to Longitude Punk'd exhibition – Buy now
FREE £8.50
(£7.70 without Voluntary donation)
£4
(£3.60 without Voluntary donation)
Under-5s free
£7.50
(£6.75 without Voluntary donation)
£22
(£19.80 without Voluntary donation)
£14
(£12.60 without Voluntary donation)
National Maritime Museum** FREE Free Free Free Free Free
Queen's House** FREE Free Free Free Free Free
Royal Observatory - Astronomy Centre** FREE Free Free Free Free Free
Royal Observatory - Flamsteed House and Meridian Courtyard*
now includes entry to Ships, Clocks & Stars exhibition at the National Maritime Museum
- Buy your ticket
See also Big Ticket above and Astro Ticket below

FREE

£8.50
(£7.70 without Voluntary donation)

£4.00
(£3.60 without Voluntary donation)
Under-5s free

£7.50
(£6.75 without voluntary donation)
Trade voucher scheme applies***
£22
(£19.80 without voluntary donation)
£14
(£12.60 without Voluntary donation)
Peter Harrison Planetarium
(planetarium shows)
See also Astro ticket below

FREE

£6.50

£4.50
Under-3s free

£5.50 £20 £14.50
Extended Astro Ticket*: Royal Observatory admission + Ships, Clocks & Stars + planetarium show. You can buy Astro tickets via the pages for each planetarium show (listed here) FREE £12.50 £6.50 £11.00 £33.00 £22.00

Prices include voluntary donation.

* Big Ticket / Royal Observatory admission / Ships, Clocks & Stars ticket / Extended Astro ticket: each of these tickets allows single visits to each of the attractions and shows covered by the ticket, valid for 30 days from purchase.

** Admission charges apply to some special exhibitions and events. Read our conditions.

*** Travel trade groups are required to register for to receive special group rates, trade vouchers and benefits. To register please fill in and return the application form (PDF). Find out more about group visits. Sign up to our newsletter for quarterly updates on travel trade news.

Concessions

Where there is a charge, concessions apply to the following categories:

  • Seniors 60+
  • Students 16+
  • Unemployed (ES40 holders)
  • Visitors with disabilities
  • Companions of visitors with disabilities
  • Tour Guides if not part of a booked group (Blue Badge, Tour guides, Greenwich Guides, Clerkenwell Guides)
  • Greenwich Card holders
  • Members of related organizations (e.g. maritime and naval museums)

Planetarium show times

Weekly schedule

Weekends, school and public holidays

Autumn half-term holiday: 25 Oct–2 Nov.

TimeShowLengthTimeShowLength
11.00Space Safari20 mins14.00Captured Starlight25 mins
11.45Dark Universe25 mins14.45Dark Universe25 mins
12.30Captured Starlight25 mins15.30Captured Starlight25 mins
13.15Dark Universe25 mins16.15Dark Universe25 mins

Weekdays (term-time)

TimeDayShow
12.45,
13.45
Monday-Wednesday, Friday*Meet the Neighbours
Thursday*Solar System, Galaxy, Universe
14.45Monday–Friday**Dark Universe
15.30Monday–Friday**Captured Starlight
16.15Monday–Friday**Dark Universe

All shows FREE to Members

* On Thurs 9–Fri 10 Oct the 12.45 and 13.45 shows will be We Are Astronomers.
** The Planetarium is closed on the first Tuesday of every month for essential maintenance (except August and during Easter). Please note: the Planetarium will be closed from 14.30 today (22 Oct) and all day on Thurs 23 Oct.

The Sky Tonight is presented live by an astronomer. All other shows are pre-recorded. Please see Planetarium shows for more information.

Ages: All shows recommended for ages 5+ (under-5s will be admitted). Space Safari is a special show for ages 7 and under.