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)
(see Thursday below)
|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|
|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|
(Sammy Ofer Wing)
|The Brasserie||Lunch (Monday–Saturday)||12.00–15.00||14.30|
|Dinner (Wednesday–Saturday)||17.00–23.00||Last table booking 21.00|
|Caird Library||Monday–Wednesday, Friday
(closed bank holidays)
* Thursday late closing: The Sammy Ofer Wing and ground floor galleries of the National Maritime Museum stay open late till 20.00 on Thursdays. This includes the Shop, the Museum Café and outside terrace area, Turner and the Sea, Voyagers and Compass Lounge, the Neptune Court 'streets' and the Explorers and Maritime London galleries.
|Location||Members||Adults (16+)||Children (age 5–15)||Concessions
(2 adults, up to 2 children)
up to 2 children)
Cutty Sark + Royal Observatory admission + Turner and the Sea
(£20 without Voluntary donation)
(£10 without Voluntary donation)
(£15.45 without Voluntary donation)
(£52.70 without Voluntary donation)
|£36 (£32.70 without Voluntary donation)|
(see also Big Ticket above)
- Buy your ticket
(£10.90 without Voluntary donation)
(£5.90 without Voluntary donation)
(£8.60 without Voluntary donation)
(£26.35 without Voluntary donation)
(£18.15 without Voluntary donation)
|Turner and the Sea exhibition
(see also Big Ticket above)
(£9 without Voluntary donation)
(£4.50 without Voluntary donation)
(£7.20 without Voluntary donation)
(£22.50 without Voluntary donation)
(£14.85 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 Big Ticket above and Astro Ticket below
|£7 (£6.35 without Voluntary donation)
£2.50 (£2.25 without Voluntary donation)
|£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
See also Astro ticket below
|Astro Ticket: Royal Observatory admission + planetarium show||FREE||£11.50||£6||£9.50||£29.50||£19.50|
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.
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
Weekends, school and public holidays
Christmas holidays: 21 December–5 January
|11.00||Space Safari||20 mins||14.00||Sky Tonight: Christmas Stars*||25 mins|
|11.45||Undiscovered Worlds||25 mins||14.45||Undiscovered Worlds||25 mins|
|12.30||Sky Tonight: Christmas Stars*||25 mins||15.30||Sky Tonight: Christmas Stars*||25 mins|
|13.15||Undiscovered Worlds||25 mins||16.15||Undiscovered Worlds||25 mins|
The Planetarium will be closed 6–10 January for essential maintenance.
|Monday, Wednesday||Meet the Neighbours|
|Thursday***, Friday||Solar System, Galaxy, Universe|
|15.30||Monday–Friday**||Sky Tonight: Christmas Stars*|
* From 1-23 December, Sky Tonight will be a festive-themed show Christmas Stars
** Please note: the Planetarium is closed on the first Tuesday of every month for essential maintenance (except August and during Easter)
*** On Thursday 19 Dec, the 12.45 show will be Meet the Neighbours.
Ages: All shows recommended for ages 5+ (under-5s will be admitted).
Space Safari is a special show for ages 7 and under.
- All three sites are closed 24–26 December
- All three sites close early on 31 December and open late (12.00) on 1 January and on the occasion of the London Marathon each year (Sunday 22 April 2012, opening 12.00).
- 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
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|
Christmas and New Year: The Caird Library will close to visitors at 16.45 on Monday 23 December 2013 and will re-open at 10.00 on Thursday 2 January 2014. The Library’s remote enquiries and remote reprographics service will also be suspended between these dates.
22 February–1 March 2014 (inclusive): The Caird Library will be closed during this period due to collections work.
Please note: the Library is closed on bank holidays.