Visit the Peter Harrison Planetarium
Peter Harrison Planetarium - take an incredible journey through time and space

What is a planetarium?

Think of a planetarium as a tour bus of the Universe taking you on amazing journeys to explore and experience the wonders of the night sky. Combining real images from spacecraft and telescopes with advanced CGI, all projected onto a fully immersive dome, the Planetarium can fly you into the heart of the Sun, transport you to distant galaxies, show you the birth of a star or land you on Mars.

The Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich is now London’s only planetarium, and features state-of-the-art HD projection technology, visualisations based on real scientific data and real astronomers.

New shows throughout the day – now better and brighter than ever. Experience a spectacular journey across the Universe at the Peter Harrison Planetarium.

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FREE for Members
• Adults: £6.50
• Concessions: £5.50
• Children* (under 16s): £4.50
• Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £20.00; (1 adult, 2 children): £14.50
* Under-3s free

You can also buy an 'Astro Ticket' (combined Royal Observatory admission + Planetarium ticket). 

View mapNow London's only planetarium, the Peter Harrison Planetarium is part of the Royal Observatory complex in Greenwich Park and is at the top of a steep hill.

Walking time from Greenwich Station or Cutty Sark DLR is usually approx 25 mins, or 20 mins from the National Maritime Museum. Pay & display parking is available on Blackheath Avenue. Please leave enough time as unfortunately latecomers cannot be admitted.

Visitors and ticket holders are strongly advised to arrive at the Planetarium at least 10 mins before the show’s starting time, particularly at busy times (weekends/school holidays).

Access to the Planetarium is through the Astronomy Centre in the Royal Observatory South Building – see floor plans.

Induction loopThe Planetarium is fitted with an induction loop system. Find out more about our Access provision.

 

Transport

road | tube & rail | cycle | bus | river

Online: Book tickets online E-mail: bookings@rmg.co.uk
(Bookings office open 10.00–16.00)

To avoid disappointment, we strongly advise that you pre-book.

Tickets are available to purchase online until midnight the day before your visit. Tickets are available to purchase on-site and by calling 020 8312 6608 up to two hours before the show.

Planetarium show times

Weekends, school and public holidays

Easter holidays: 5–21 April

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

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

*The Planetarium is closed on the first Tuesday of every month for essential maintenance (except August and during Easter). The Planetarium will be closed all day Tuesday 22 April.

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