Black and white portrait of a woman leaning against a boat

New exhibition: Women of the RNLI

Life savers, fundraisers, trailblazers: discover the vital roles that women play in saving lives at sea

Plan your visit

Our locations

Royal Museums Greenwich is home to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the iconic historic sailing ship Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House.

The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre, our state of the art conservation studio and storage centre, is also open to visitors and researchers. The Caird Library and Archive inside the National Maritime Museum is home to the world's largest maritime archive and library collection.

Visit Greenwich

How to book

Book online to guarantee entry and receive updates before you visit.

Select the site or exhibition you want to visit, pick your preferred date and entry time using the booking calendar and complete your booking. Your tickets will be emailed to you as soon as you check out.

To make the most of your day out and save 25% on tickets, book a Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass and get access to both Cutty Sark AND the Royal Observatory.

The National Maritime Museum and Queen's House are free, but we still suggest booking online in advance. Charges apply for some special exhibitions.

Tickets will also be available from information desks when you arrive.

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Eat and drink

Take a pit stop during your exploration of Greenwich at one of our cafés. We have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for healthy snack, delicious breakfast or lunch.

See all our cafés

Accessibility

Find out useful information about facilities and access to help you plan a trip to any of our sites in Greenwich.

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Maps and language guides

Download free maps to help guide you round historic Greenwich and museum buildings. Our guides are also available in different languages to help you make the most of your visit.

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Language guides

Tickets and Opening

Advance booking recommended

Open daily

10am-5pm

  • Greenwich Station
  • Cutty Sark DLR
  • Maze Hill Station
  • Greenwich Pier

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Life in the Universe
Courses | Astronomy courses

Life in the Universe

Are we alone in the Universe? Join this adult course for an introduction to astrobiology and an exploration of how astronomers search for alien life.
Mondays, 7-9pm | 6-week courses available from 30 Oct 2023 and 19 Feb 2024
£96
Online
Introduction to Astrophotography
Virtual Event Image
Courses | Astronomy courses

Introduction to Astrophotography

Learn how to take images of the night sky in our online introductory astrophotography course
Tuesdays, 7-9pm | 6-week course beginning on 20 Feb 2024
£96
Online
Earth From Space
A fish-eye view of Earth taken from a satellite. Yellow and orange desert is visible along with deep blue ocean and wispy clouds
Exhibitions

Earth From Space

See the world through a satellite’s lens, and explore our changing planet at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
Open daily | 10am-5pm
Free for Planetarium show ticketholders and Royal Observatory visitors
Royal Observatory
Season of Identity
A close-up view of multiple colourful strands of cotton used to weave a tapestry
Events and festivals

Season of Identity

Unpick the threads of Britain’s global connections and identities in a series of events at Royal Museums Greenwich
October 2023 - March 2024
Free Entry
In Greenwich
Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Image showing mountain and rocks in foreground, with rippling emerald aurora in the sky behind the mountain, which is reflected in a pool of water
Exhibitions

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

See the world's greatest space photography at the National Maritime Museum
Open daily | 10am-5pm
Adults £10 | Concessions £6.50 | Children £5 | Free for all visitors from 13 March
National Maritime Museum
LGBTQ+ History Month
The Queen's House in Greenwich lit up with rainbow lights to mark LGBTQ+ History Month
Events and festivals | Identity

LGBTQ+ History Month

Join us this February for a spectacular series of events celebrating queer histories, cultures and communities
Throughout February
Free Entry
In Greenwich
Play Tuesdays
Family fun

Play Tuesdays

Bring your under 5 on a different adventure every week! Explore the Museum together through song, dance and stories
Term time Tuesdays | 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm
£4 per child and accompanying adult | Under 6 months free
National Maritime Museum
We Are Guardians
A graphic illustrating a planetarium show. A neon blue outline of the Earth is set amidst nature images such as dolphins, an elephant and an eagle
Planetarium shows

We Are Guardians

Join Earth's fleet of state-of-the-art satellites for an immersive exploration of their role in safeguarding our planet
Daily shows
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory
The Sky Tonight
Images of constellations, the Moon, Mars, a comet and the Andromeda galaxy
Planetarium shows

The Sky Tonight

A classic guide to the night sky presented live by a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer
Daily shows
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory
Amateur Astronomy For Beginners
The Great Equatorial Telescope at the Royal Observatory at twilight, with the onion-shaped dome partially open
Courses | Astronomy courses

Amateur Astronomy For Beginners

A course for those looking to make astronomy into a hobby
Tuesdays, 7-9pm | 6-week courses available from 31 Oct 2023 and 20 Feb 2024
£96
Royal Observatory
Cutty Sark Toddler Time
Toddler running in front of the figureheads
Family fun

Cutty Sark Toddler Time

Listen, learn and play at Cutty Sark: bring your under-5s on a different adventure every week!
Wednesdays | 10.30am | 11.30am | 1.00pm | 2.00pm
£5 per adult
Cutty Sark
Morning Stars
A collection of multi coloured stars seen by the Hubble Space Telescope
Planetarium shows | Community astronomy

Morning Stars

Our more relaxed planetarium shows for those who prefer a calmer environment, such as people with ASD
Monday 12 & Friday 16 February 2024 | 10.15-11.00am
£10 Adult | £5 Child | Free Companion tickets
Royal Observatory
SENsory Social Club
Social club hold colourful lights
Family fun | Identity

SENsory Social Club

Join the weekly online club for adults and young people with SEND
Friday during term time| 11am (Online session) or 1pm (Onsite session)
Pay what you can
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Think Space Lectures
Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy - a dark black sky sprinkled with stars
Talks and tours | Observatory lectures

Think Space Lectures

Listen to astrophysicists from across the UK talk about cutting edge research in space science
See page for details
Free
Online
Members' Preview: Women of the RNLI
Black and white photograph of a group of lifeboat volunteers sitting on a slipway in front of a tractor
Talks and tours | Member events

Members' Preview: Women of the RNLI

Be amongst the first to see the National Maritime Museum's brand new exhibition
Friday 1 March 2024 | 6.30-9pm
Free for Members – booking required
National Maritime Museum
Fierce Queens: Masquerade
An image of drag King, Adam All, and Drag Queen, Apple Derrieres, standing in front of a night time landscape of the Queen's House that has the progress Pride Flag projected onto it. Adam and Apple wear golden royal-inspired matching outfits and white wigs.
Events and festivals | Museum Lates

Fierce Queens: Masquerade

In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, the Queen's House is throwing open its doors for a ball like no other!
Friday 1 March 2024 | 7-11pm | BSL Interpreted and Audio Described
Adult (18+): £16 | Students and Members (18+): £13
Queen's House
Women of the RNLI
Black and white portrait of a woman leaning against a boat
Exhibitions

Women of the RNLI

Celebrate 200 years of saving lives at sea at the National Maritime Museum
Opening Saturday 2 March 2024
Free
National Maritime Museum
Character Encounters
Talks and tours

Character Encounters

Visit the National Maritime Museum every Saturday to discover a different character from history with their own fascinating story to tell
Saturdays
Free Entry
National Maritime Museum
Make, Do and Maintain
Conservator in action
Workshops | Identity

Make, Do and Maintain

Join our community of makers at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
First Saturday of every month | 10:30am-12:00pm
Free (+ £1.00 booking fee)
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Saturday Art Club
Close-up shot of a person's hands as they use a felt-tip pen to draw an intricate pattern on a small piece of wood
Workshops

Saturday Art Club

Join the weekly creative drop-in for young people aged 13-16
Saturdays from October 2023 - April 2024 | 10am-1pm
Free
National Maritime Museum
Coder Dojo
Family engaging coding workshop
Workshops | British Science Week

Coder Dojo

Be inspired by the collection and create computer programmes, animation, art and electronic experiments in response
First Saturday of the month
Free
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Ted's Space Adventure
Ted the bear with a rocket, blue planet and the Sun
Planetarium shows

Ted's Space Adventure

Join Ted the bear on an adventure around the Solar System in this special live planetarium show for under-7s - perfect for little astronauts everywhere!
Weekends and holiday weekdays
Adults £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory
Meet the characters of Cutty Sark
James Robson the cook, one of the characters you can meet on board Cutty Sark. He wears a flat cap and red scarf, and is pointing at the ship's rigging
Family fun

Meet the characters of Cutty Sark

Meet colourful characters from Cutty Sark’s past and hear astonishing stories about life at sea in the age of sail
Weekends and Fri-Mon in school holidays | 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Included with entry to Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark
Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System
A red, yellow, pink and blue gas clouds behind images of Saturn and the Earth. Over the top of this are white, glowing sound waves and music notes.
Planetarium shows

Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System

Experience the Solar System like never before - by travelling on a spacecraft that can turn the objects in space into sound!
Weekends and holiday weekdays from March
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory
Royal Museums Greenwich aerial view

Become a member

Enjoy free unlimited entry to the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and Planetarium, as well as exclusive member events and offers

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Captain Woodget and kids with ropes

Cutty Sark

  • Explore the main deck
  • Walk beneath the ship
  • See how the crew lived
  • Family activities and interactives
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Audio guide included
Adult from £18
Child from £9
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Royal Observatory

  • Walk the Prime Meridian line
  • See the best view in London
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Audio guide included
  • Planetarium shows not included
Adult from £18
Child from £9
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Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass

  • Save 25% with combo ticket
  • Cutty Sark
  • Royal Observatory
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Planetarium shows not included
Adult from £27
Child from £13.50
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National Maritime Museum

  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Access to all free galleries and activities
  • Paid exhibitions not included
Free entry
Book online
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A woman stands looking up at the spiral staircase in the Queen's House known as the Tulip Stairs

Queen's House

  • Historic house
  • Internationally renowned art
  • Stunning architecture
  • Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I
  • Free tours and audio guides
Free entry
Book online
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A father and son look through a porthole on the main deck of historic ship Cutty Sark

Become a Member

  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
Direct Debit One-off
Individual: £50 Individual: £60
Family: from £60 Family: from £70
JOIN TODAY
Image showing mountain and rocks in foreground, with rippling emerald aurora in the sky behind the mountain, which is reflected in a pool of water

Special exhibition

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

  • The world's greatest space photography
  • Over 100 images on display
  • Entry to National Maritime Museum included
Adult £10
Child £5
BOOK NOW
A photography looking up at the rigging of sailing ship Cutty Sark. A man wearing a helmet and harness is standing in the ropes looking down at the photographer

Experience

Cutty Sark Rig Climb

  • Unique climbing experience
  • Zip line descent
  • Entry to ship included
  • Restrictions apply - check T&Cs before purchase
Adult £52
Child (10-17) £43
Student (18+) & Under 25 £46
Bookings currently closed

Family fun

AHOY Gallery

  • Soft play
  • Maritime fun
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Museum entry included
  • Suitable for all children under 7
Term time weekdays FREE
Weekends & holidays £3
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Member tickets

  • Free and fast-track Museums entry
  • Priority booking
  • Access using your membership card
Membership card number required
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