Please note: Our online bookings facility will be unavailable between 01.00-05.00 on 5-8 May due to essential server maintenance.

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 on latest visitor information.

Location Opening times Last admission
National Maritime Museum: Sammy Ofer Wing and ground floor galleries
(see floor plans)
Monday–Sunday
(see Thursday below)
10.00–17.00* 16.30
Thursday late closing* 10.00–20.00 19.30
National Maritime Museum: first and second floor galleries Monday–Sunday 10.00–17.00 16.30
Queen's House Monday–Sunday 10.00–17.00 16.30
Royal Observatory: Flamsteed House & Meridian Courtyard Monday–Sunday 10.00–17.00* 16.30
Royal Observatory: Astronomy Centre 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 Monday–Wednesday, Friday
(closed bank holidays)
10.00–16.45 16.30
Thursday 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, Museum Café and Turner and the Sea) stay open late till 20.00 on Thursdays.

Admission costs

Pre-book your tickets now for Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory (Flamsteed House and Meridian Line) and jump the queue upon 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)
Combo ticket:*
Cutty Sark + Royal Observatory admission
FREE £17
(£15.45 without Voluntary donation)
£8
(£7.25 without Voluntary donation)
Under-5s free
£13.50
(£12.25 without Voluntary donation)
£38
(£34.50 without Voluntary donation)
£24.50 (£22.25 without Voluntary donation)
Cutty Sark
(see also Combo 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)
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
- Buy your ticket
See also Combo Ticket above and Astro Ticket below

FREE

£7 (£6.35 without Voluntary donation)

£2.50 (£2.25 without Voluntary donation)
Under-5s free

£5.50 (£4.50 without voluntary donation)
Trade voucher scheme applies***
£16 (£14.50 without voluntary donation) £9.50 (£8.60 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
Astro Ticket: Royal Observatory admission + planetarium show. You can buy Astro tickets via the pages for each planetarium show (listed here) FREE £11.50 £6 £9.50 £29.50 £19.50

 

Free entry for Members

Prices include voluntary donation.

* A Big Ticket is valid for 30 days for one visit to each of Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory (Flamsteed House and Meridian Courtyard) and Turner and the Sea. (NB visits to the different attractions do not have to be on the same day.)

** 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
  • Historic Houses Association
  • Members of related organizations (e.g. maritime and naval museums)

Planetarium show times

Weekly schedule 

Weekends, school and public holidays

Half-term holiday: 24 May–1 June

Time Show Length Time Show Length
11.00 Space Safari 20 mins 14.45 Back to the Moon for Good 25 mins
11.45 Back to the Moon for Good 25 mins 15.30 Sky Tonight 25 mins
12.30 Sky Tonight 25 mins 16.15 Back to the Moon for Good 25 mins
13.15 Back to the Moon for Good 25 mins 17.00 Sky Tonight 25 mins
14.00 Sky Tonight 25 mins      

Weekdays (term-time)

Time Day Show
12.45,
13.45
Monday, Wednesday Meet the Neighbours
Tuesday* Space Safari
Thursday, Friday Solar System, Galaxy, Universe
14.45 Monday–Friday* Back to the Moon for Good
15.30 Monday–Friday* Sky Tonight
16.15 Monday–Friday* Back to the Moon for Good

All shows FREE to Members

* Please note: the Planetarium is closed on the first Tuesday of every month for essential maintenance (except August and during Easter).

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

Closures

  • All three sites are closed 24–26 December
  • All three sites close early on 31 December and open late (12.00) on 1 January
  • One or more sites may also occasionally be closed temporarily for filming or maintenance work
  • Details of all closures are posted on our Latest visitor information page.

Visiting the Library

Visiting the Library

The Caird Library provides public access to the unparalleled paper-based collections of Royal Museums Greenwich. Together, the archive and library collections are the most comprehensive maritime resource in the world, holding over two million items dating from the 15th century to the present, including manuscripts, modern and rare books, journals, prints and drawings, charts and maps, and ephemera.

This specialist reference library is a rich research resource for all. Entry is via a free Reader’s Ticket which can be applied for online in advance of your first visit, or on the day. To register and to request items to view you will need to use the Library's Aeon system – for more information and help using Aeon please see our Guidance for Readers on using Aeon.

We suggest that you look at our online catalogues before visiting to identify items to want to see. We have separate catalogues for the library and archives collections and there is also a catalogue, Collections Online, which covers all the museum's collections. If you’re using the Caird for the first time please see our Guide to your first visit to the new Caird Library. For a full description of our services, how we operate and our conditions of use please see the Caird Library and Archive Access Policy (PDF, 92 KB).

Please note that although we hold lots of collections, maritime history research can be time-consuming so do allow plenty of time for your visit.

Opening times Last admission
Monday–Wednesday, Friday 10.00–16.45 16.30
Thursday 10.00–19.45 19.30
Saturday 10.00–13.00; 14.00–16.45 16.30

Please note: the Library is closed on bank holidays.