Longitude Punk'd

Dates

Dates
Open until 4 January 2015

Location:

Location:
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Times:
  • 10.00–18.00
  • Longitude Punk'd will close at 17.00 (last admission 16.30) on 7, 18 and 21 August
Audience:
  • Adults
  • Family (over-5s)
  • Family (under-5s)
  • General
  • Young people
Fee:
£8.50 (under-5s free) includes admission to the Royal Observatory and 'Ships, Clocks & Stars' at the National Maritime Museum
Event type:
Exhibitions

Now open: steampunk exhibition at the Royal Observatory

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Steampunk artists have taken over the Royal Observatory! Let madcap inventors, stargazing scientists and elegant explorers take you on an adventure into a world where scientific convention and the laws of nature have been re-written. image title The steampunk artists gather round one of their creations in the Octagon Room Their fabulous narrative lavishly reinterprets the science and drama of the 18th-century quest to find longitude at sea, inspired by the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act. #LongitudePunkd

Explore amazing inventions

Explore this exclusive exhibition of eccentric inventions specially created by steampunk luminaries including award-winning novelist Robert Rankin – exuberantly blurring the boundaries between art and science, fact and fiction. Don't miss this chance to see something completely unique, never tried before and in the last place you would expect to see it.  Longitude Punk'd tickets also include entry to the 'Ships, Clocks & Stars' exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.

Sci-fi events and late night happenings

Sci-fi film season: Delve deeper into the world of sci-fi with a series of film screenings at the Peter Harrison Planetarium The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (31 July) and The City of Lost Children (28 August). 
 
Late night Punk’d: Dress up in your steampunk finery, meet the artists involved in the Punk’d exhibition, ‘observe’ Martians departing the Red Planet through our splendid Victorian Great Equatorial Telescope and enjoy a beer or two (14 August).
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Longitude Punk'd is part of Royal Museums Greenwich's Longitude Season, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act with exhibitions, special events and planetarium shows.  

Art & Humanities Research CouncilLongitude Punk’d is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

What's on show

Play with Punk'd - bring your family for a great day out, and try out the Globe of Dislocation

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