Essential information for planning a visit to the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House Greenwich.
Entry to National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House and the Astronomy Centre at the Royal Observatory is free
Day Explorer (includes Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and free museums)
Unlimited entry all year round, plus exclusive discounts and offers.
Buy Membership with Direct Debit from £44 per year: Call the Membership team on 0208 312 6678
Offers and discounts
- Under 4s: Get free admission to Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory and special exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum
- Under 16s: Get reduced admission rates at all our attractions and venues
Under 25s and students
One third off entry to the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, special exhibitions, Planetarium shows and paid tours at the Queen’s House and National Maritime Museum. Discount available daily. Buy tickets online
National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House and Royal Observatory
Last admissions 4.30pm
Last admissions 4.15pm
Closed 24–26 December.
Romney Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Royal Museums Greenwich is in London zone 2. It’s just ten minutes from central London by rail, or a quick and easy journey by DLR or boat.
Nearest stations: Cutty Sark DLR, Greenwich rail station/DLR, Maze Hill rail station, Greenwich Pier (for boat)
Bus routes: 53, 54, 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 202, 286, 380, 386 and N1
By boat: MBNA Thames Clippers depart to and from all major London piers every 20 minutes. See more about arriving by boat
The National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory are within walking distance of each other and from central Greenwich.
Food & drink
Choose from five family-friendly cafés across our sites, serving quality coffee and handmade British fare, including cream teas, sandwiches, seasonal salads and hot dishes.
National Maritime Museum
Parkside Café & Terrace: 10am–5pm daily
Great Map Café: 10am–5pm daily
Astronomy Café & Terrace: 10am–5.00pm daily
Cutty Sark Café: 10am–5.00pm daily
Gift shops at Royal Museums Greenwich
You’ll find a great range of maritime- and astronomy-inspired gifts and goodies at our National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory shops – from ship models, watches and jewellery to telescopes, stargazing guides and toys for little astronauts.
Our shops offer a wide range of gifts, books and prints inspired by our world-renowned collections.
Our shops are open all year round, except from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Royal Museums Greenwich shop locations
National Maritime Museum shop
Maritime-inspired gifts and goodies, including nautical jewellery and cufflinks, books and a huge range of clocks. Toys, models and edible treats are available for children. The National Maritime Museum shop is a great addition to your visit.
Find the shops on the ground floor of the Museum:
- Sammy Ofer Wing next to Greenwich Park
- Stanhope entrance on Trafalgar Road
Cutty Sark shop
Gifts and souvenirs inspired by one of the world’s most-famous ships. Get set up for your adventure at sea, from bags and mugs to maritime books and ships in bottles. And don’t leave without our exclusive Cutty Sark tea to enjoy at home.
Find the shop in the entrance of Cutty Sark.
Royal Observatory shop
Buy a quality timekeeper at the home of time.
The Royal Observatory shops offer a great selection of clocks, watches and gifts for space and astronomy fans, including telescopes, stargazing guides. There are also games and toys for little astronauts.
- Meridian Courtyard
- Astronomy Centre
Royal Museums Greenwich welcomes visitors of all ages, and offers plenty of activities and events for children, many of them free. Our cafés also welcome children and families, with most offering special menus for our youngest guests.
There are toilets and baby-change facilities at all of our sites.
Facilities and access
Cloakrooms and baggage
There is a cloakroom (£1 per item) on the ground floor of the National Maritime Museum, to the right of the ticket desk in the Sammy Ofer wing. There are no cloakroom facilities at the Royal Observatory or Cutty Sark.
All cafés and gift shops across the Royal Museums Greenwich sites are wheelchair-accessible and all our museums have accessible toilets. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome across all our sites. We also offer free admission to carers accompanying visitors with disabilities.
Maps and floor plans
Maps and floorplans are available for all four of our venues
Language guides and maps are available for all four of our venues