Longitude Punk'd


Open until 4 January 2015


Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Adults
  • Family (over-5s)
  • Family (under-5s)
  • General
  • Young people
£8.50 Royal Observatory admission includes Punk'd (under-5s free) plus 'Ships, Clocks & Stars' at the National Maritime Museum
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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 extremely 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.

Punk'd events

Meet time-travelling Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne, observe Martian goings-on through our Victorian telescope, or come to a themed Steampunk film screening in our Punk'd events season.

Longitude Punk'd is part of Royal Museums Greenwich's Longitude Season, celebrating the tercentenary of the Longitude Act with exhibitions, special events and planetarium shows. image title Shop steampunk - from mugs and magnets to radiometers and airship kits

Take home a Punk'd memento

Treat yourself to essential steampunk accessories featuring Jema 'Emilly Ladybird' Hewitt’s beautiful designs.

Now open: Ships, Clocks & Stars

Landmark exhibition Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude is now open at the National Maritime Museum, exploring the world-changing story of longitude.

Longitude Punk'd in the news

Steampunk takes over the Royal Observatory (The Guardian)

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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