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.

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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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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
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
Intermediate Astronomy
Telescope
Courses | Astronomy courses

Intermediate Astronomy

Acquire a rigorous scientific understanding of the universe with the Royal Observatory Greenwich
Tuesdays, 6.30-9pm | 10-week modules available from 12 Sept and 28 Nov 2023; 5 Mar 2024
£205 per module
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
Mars vs Titan - A Battle!
Image of nebula in space with Mars and Titan on it, as well as the Moon
Talks and tours

Mars vs Titan - A Battle!

Join us online as Royal Observatory astronomers battle it out to decide which planetary body is better: Mars or Titan!
Tuesday 5 March 2024 | 7pm
Free
Royal Observatory
Behind the scenes tours
A member of the conservation team shows a tour group a globe
Talks and tours

Behind the scenes tours

Explore the inner workings of Royal Museums Greenwich and see conservation in action on one of our guided tours
Second and fourth Thursday of every month (see page for details) | 1.30pm
Adults: £16 | Members: £12
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
British Science Week
Detail of a celestial clockwork globe, showing a clockface with Roman numerals around the dial
Events and festivals

British Science Week

Explore the wonders of space and time with the Royal Observatory Greenwich
8-17 March 2024
See page for details
In Greenwich
The Live Assembly
A clock with 24 hours displayed on the face, installed outside the Royal Observatory Greenwich
Talks and tours | British Science Week

The Live Assembly

Join the Royal Observatory’s Curator of Time for a live streamed assembly exploring the origins of telling time and the evolution of time-telling instruments
Friday 8 March 2024 | 9.30am - 10am
Free Entry
Online
Women's History Month 2024
Black and white image of a woman wearing RNLI gear
Events and festivals | Women's History Month

Women's History Month 2024

Celebrate the lives and achievements of pioneering women
Throughout March
Free Entry
National Maritime Museum
Women Who Dare
Group of women sit on a bench in the Queen's House
Events and festivals | Women's History Month

Women Who Dare

A creative retreat that honours the spirit of boldness and courage in women, in collaboration with South Asian arts collective, CommonGround&
Friday 8 March 2024 | 10am - 4.30pm
Free
Queen's House
Evening of Astrophotography
Image of many people standing around within a photography gallery with astrophotography images on the walls
Talks and tours | British Science Week

Evening of Astrophotography

Come along to a panel discussion to learn more about astrophotography, and enjoy a private viewing of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023 exhibition.
Friday 8 March 2024 | 6pm-8pm
Adult: £12 | Students & Under 25: £8.50
National Maritime Museum
The Queen's House Reopening Festival
Events and festivals

The Queen's House Reopening Festival

From tours to talks, take part in free activities inspired by our latest rehang
9-10 March 2024 | 10am-5pm
Free
Queen's House
Astronomy and Islam
The new crescent Moon alongside an antique qibla compass.
Planetarium shows | Identity

Astronomy and Islam

Join us for a special show featuring the New Crescent Moon and historic Islamic astronomy.
Select Saturdays and Sundays | 10.30am
£10 Adult | £5 Child
Royal Observatory
SENsory Sailors
Sensory Sailors
Family fun

SENsory Sailors

Come along and enjoy this brand new sensory play session for children with special educational needs
Once a month on Saturdays | 11am-12.30pm
Free | Pre-booking required
National Maritime Museum
Observatory Unlocked
A teacher demonstrates a special type of video camera to students
Events and festivals | British Science Week

Observatory Unlocked

Want to travel through time? Use a telescope! Discover the secrets of astrophotography in this special drop-in session at the Royal Observatory
9, 10, 16 and 17 March 2024 | 11am-2.30pm
Included with Royal Observatory admission
Royal Observatory
Young Astronomers
A family workshop at the Royal Observatory, with a boy drawing with a pen and a girl playing with a VR headset
Family fun | British Science Week

Young Astronomers

How long does it take to travel to other worlds? Join this family workshop with Royal Observatory astronomers to find out!
9, 10, 16 and 17 March 2024 | 11.30am-2.30pm
Free for Planetarium ticketholders and Royal Observatory visitors
Royal Observatory
Make, Do and Maintain: Crafted Time
Family enjoying Heritage Open day in a big room with white tables and large windows, they are doing a craft activity
Workshops | British Science Week

Make, Do and Maintain: Crafted Time

As part of British Science Week, join us for a time-themed edition of our Make, Do and Maintain craft sessions, where we'll be looking at how fabrics change over time and making our own biodegradable coasters
Saturday 9 March 2024 | 1pm - 2.30pm
Free (+ £1.00 booking fee)
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Tea in Transition: Natural Dyeing with Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck
Dyed fabrics hanging from a line
Workshops

Tea in Transition: Natural Dyeing with Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck

Our series celebrating tea continues with a natural dyeing workshop with artist and tea enthusiast Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck
Sunday 10 March 2024 | 2pm - 5pm
£7 Adult
National Maritime Museum
Primary teacher CPD – time and space
An image of four adults sitting next to each other looking at a table which has a white sphere on it. One person is holding a stick with two small white balls on each end of it and smiling. Two others are holding and looking at devices connected by wires.
Workshops | British Science Week

Primary teacher CPD – time and space

Primary school teachers are invited to this interactive online session, where we will discuss how to effectively teach difficult curriculum-related astronomy and time topics
Tuesday 12 March 2024 | 4.30 - 5.30pm
Free
Online
Shipkeeping in action
Man and woman looking at gingerbread on cutty sark
Talks and tours

Shipkeeping in action

This is your chance to meet the team who care for and conserve Cutty Sark
Monthly | See page for details
Free for Cutty Sark ticket holders
Cutty Sark
Lunchtime Concerts
Trinity Laban Concert in the Queen's House Great Hall
Events and festivals

Lunchtime Concerts

Enjoy musical performances in the Queen's House given by students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 
Select weekdays (see page for details) | 1pm-2pm
Free, drop in
Queen's House
New Members' Tour
Talks and tours | Member events

New Members' Tour

Embark on a voyage of discovery around the Museum in the company of one of our volunteer guides
Various dates | 11am - 12pm
Free | Booking essential
National Maritime Museum
Flamsteed Lecture: How to Kill a Galaxy - Black Holes, Noisy Neighbours, and Cosmic Car Crashes
A computer-simulated image shows a supermassive black hole
Talks and tours | Member events

Flamsteed Lecture: How to Kill a Galaxy - Black Holes, Noisy Neighbours, and Cosmic Car Crashes

What can cause the end of a galaxy? Find out in this talk by Dr Tim Davis
Thursday 14 March 2024 | Doors at 6.30pm, event starts at 7.15pm
Free | Flamsteed Astronomy Society Members only
Queen's House
Delve Deeper: Specialist tours
Participants viewing the oldest portolan chart in the National Maritime Museum's collections from 1456.
Talks and tours | British Science Week

Delve Deeper: Specialist tours

Delve deeper into Royal Museums Greenwich's collection on our specialist tours of the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Monthly | 7-8.30pm
£20 Adults
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Royal Museums Greenwich aerial view

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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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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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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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