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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What’s On

See upcoming exhibitions and events in Greenwich.

Diving into the Dark: Supermassive Black Holes
Colour composite image of the galaxy Centaurus A
Talks and tours | British Science Week

Diving into the Dark: Supermassive Black Holes

A special Think Space Lecture for British Science Week with Dr. Maitrayee Gupta
Friday 15 March 2024 | 6-7pm
Free
Online
LGBTQ+ Family Network
Family fun | Identity

LGBTQ+ Family Network

A safe space for local LGBTQ+ families to meet one another, get involved in creative activities for all ages and explore the stories within the collection
20 January 2024 | 10am-12pm
Free
National Maritime Museum
Silver Screen Science-Fiction presents... Back To The Future
The Veil Nebula as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. Filaments of blue, green, and red light cover the image, tracing different gases inside the curtain-like cloud.
Events and festivals | British Science Week

Silver Screen Science-Fiction presents... Back To The Future

Join us for Marty McFly's debut as he heads back to the future!
Saturday 16 March 2024 | 6pm-8:30pm
£10 Adult | £5 Child
Royal Observatory
Monteverdi and Lanier at the Queen's House
Black and white checkerboard floor of the Great Hall in the Queen's House
Events and festivals | Museum Lates

Monteverdi and Lanier at the Queen's House

Join us for a concert of early music, performed by ensemble Musica Antica
Saturday 16 March 2024 | 7.30pm-9.15pm
Adult: £20, Child (aged 7+): £10, Members: £18
Queen's House
Maurice and Maralyn: A Whale, a Shipwreck, a Love Story
Cover of Maurice and Maralyn
Talks and tours | Member events

Maurice and Maralyn: A Whale, a Shipwreck, a Love Story

Discover a story of danger, spirit and adventure.
Monday 18 March 2024 | 6.30pm-7.30pm
Free for Members – booking required
Queen's House
South Asian Astronomy: Holi Show
A colourful scan of the Moon behind a gold spacecraft on the Moon's surface. Next to these are two images of Hindu deities wearing gold and riding creatures. Above them is the word "Chandrayaan" in Sanskrit
Planetarium shows | Community astronomy

South Asian Astronomy: Holi Show

Celebrate the festival of colours by learning about South Asian connections to the objects we see in our night skies
Sunday 24 March 2024 | 10.30am
£10 Adult | £5 Child | Free Companion Tickets
Royal Observatory
The Art of Naval Portraiture
An oil painter of sailor Henry Carr
Talks and tours | Member events

The Art of Naval Portraiture

Celebrate the publication of a new book by Museum curator Dr Katherine Gazzard with this special talk at the Queen's House
Wednesday 27 March 2024 | 6.30pm-8.30pm
Free for Members – booking required
Queen's House
Tea in Transition: Herbal Tea Blending Workshop
A red clay teapot and white cup on a black saucer, both placed on a table
Workshops

Tea in Transition: Herbal Tea Blending Workshop

Learn about the healing properties of a range of medicinal plants, and learn how to combine them into unique blends as you create your own herbal teabags
Wednesday 27 March 2024 | 6.30 - 8.30pm
£7 Adults
National Maritime Museum
Safe Harbour
A group of four with adults and children participating in a craft.
Family fun

Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour is a series of free workshops created to provide a safe space for foster and adoptive families with children under 13 years
Monthly: Next date 30 March 2024 | 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Ticketed | Free
National Maritime Museum
Cutty Sark Comedy
Events and festivals | Museum Lates

Cutty Sark Comedy

Join us in the Lower Hold of the famous tea clipper for a fantastic evening of stand-up comedy
31 March and 26 May 2024 | 6.30pm-8.30pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Adult: £18.00 | Members: £16.00
Cutty Sark
Members' Saturday Super Store Tour
Inside Royal Museums Greenwich collections centre - rows of objects including two ships figureheads
Talks and tours | Member events

Members' Saturday Super Store Tour

Members are invited behind the scenes to explore the stores at the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre in this exclusive free tour
Saturday 6 April 2024 | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Free for Members – booking required
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates: Search for Life
Elevated disk sculpture illuminated by LED lights
Talks and tours | Member events

Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates: Search for Life

Learn more about our search for life out in space in this talk given by Royal Observatory astronomers
Wednesday 10 April 2024 | 6.30pm-8pm
Free for Members – booking required
Royal Observatory
What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor?: The Role of Temperance Periodicals in Shaping the Identity of British Sailors in the Nineteenth Century
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Talks and tours | Maritime History & Culture Seminars

What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor?: The Role of Temperance Periodicals in Shaping the Identity of British Sailors in the Nineteenth Century

Join us for a free online talk on the role of temperance magazines in reshaping the image of the 'drunken sailor'.
Tuesday 16 April 2024 | 5.15pm - 6.30pm
Free
Online
Introduction to Astrophysics
Courses | Astronomy courses

Introduction to Astrophysics

Explore topics at the cutting edge of scientific research and the limits of human knowledge
Tuesdays, 7–9pm | 6-week courses available from 12 Sep 2023; 2 Jan and 16 Apr 2024
£96
Royal Observatory
Members' tours of Cutty Sark
A shot with the Cutty Sark on the left hand side, facing Canary Wharf in the background
Talks and tours | Member events

Members' tours of Cutty Sark

Discover the history of the iconic vessel with an exclusive tour for Members.
Friday 19 April, Friday 26 April, Friday 3 May and Friday 10 May 2024 | 11am-12pm
Free for Members – booking required
Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark Concert - The Old Time Sailors
Image of band of people under the copper hull of Cutty Sark sailing ship, standing on a stage wearing shirts and paper bag trousers, holding instruments. Behind them are an array of ship's figureheads.
Events and festivals | Museum Lates

Cutty Sark Concert - The Old Time Sailors

Sail back in time with us for an immersive experience of traditional seafaring music underneath the Cutty Sark
Thursday 25 April 2024 | 7.30 - 10pm
Adult: £23 | Member: £21 | Young person/student: £21
Cutty Sark
Members' lecture: First Rate Tragedy
Picture of Captain Robert Falcon Scott
Talks and tours | Member events

Members' lecture: First Rate Tragedy

Was Robert Falcon Scott's expedition to the South Pole doomed to fail? Find out with historian and author Diana Preston
Tuesday 7 May | 6.30pm-7.30pm
Free for Members – booking required
Queen's House
Caribbean Takeover
A quadrille dance performance, featuring a man and woman in bright red and white chequered cotton dancing arm in arm as a crowd look on
Family fun

Caribbean Takeover

Celebrate black history and culture in Britain with the Caribbean Social Forum as they take over the National Maritime Museum's grounds
Saturday 18 May 2024 | Across the day
Free | No tickets needed
National Maritime Museum
Objects in Focus
Talks and tours | Member events

Objects in Focus

Visit our collection center to get up close with an iconic object from our collection
Wednesday 22 May, Tuesday 6 August, Tuesday 12 November 2024 | 10.30am-11.30am
Free for Members – booking required
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
World Oceans Day
A sea turtle breaks the surface of the ocean
Events and festivals

World Oceans Day

A family-friendly celebration of our ocean hosted at the National Maritime Museum
Returning in 2024
Free
National Maritime Museum
Windrush Day
A female singer performs a solo as part of a choir performance. She is holding a microphone and is wearing a black dress with a multicoloured sash over her left arm, with a matching headscarf
Events and festivals

Windrush Day

Celebrate the anniversary of the Empire Windrush's arrival in Britain, and find your own Windrush connection at the National Maritime Museum
Returning in 2024
Free
National Maritime Museum
Members' Thames Sailing Barge Weekend
Thames sailing barge - Pudge
Experiences | Member events

Members' Thames Sailing Barge Weekend

Join us for an amazing trip in an authentic Thames barge
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 July 2024
£225.00 per person
Other
International Slavery Remembrance Day
A black and white illustration of Phyllis Wheatley, the first black woman to publish a book of poetry in Britain
Events and festivals

International Slavery Remembrance Day

Explore the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition at the National Maritime Museum
Returning in 2024
Free
National Maritime Museum
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

Choose your tickets

Book online in advance to guarantee entry and receive updates before your visit. See all tickets and prices

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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A couple walks along the Prime Meridian Line in front of the historic Royal Observatory Greenwich building

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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A couple takes a selfie at the top of Greenwich Park, with the River Thames and Canary Wharf in the background

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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