Find top things to do with kids at Royal Museums Greenwich. From amazing planetarium shows to pirate adventures on board Cutty Sark, there's so much for families to discover.

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Planetarium Show

Tour the universe at London's only planetarium

Take a seat and experience the wonders of the night sky with expert commentary from real astronomers.

Our daily shows in the Peter Harrison Planetarium include shows suitable for all ages. From Ted's Space Adventure for toddlers, to Moons Beyond Counting for slightly older astronauts, these shows will teach even the biggest sci-fi fan a thing or two about space.

Suitable for all ages

Meet Cutty Sark's crew

Meet colourful characters from Cutty Sark’s past and discover stories of life on board the fastest ship of its day.

Get to know the likes of Captain Woodget, Jock Willis and Nannie the Witch as they take you on a guided tour of the ship that made them famous. Both you and your little ones will learn more about what life was like on board the fastest tea clipper of its time, in these entertaining and educational interactive performances. 

Suitable kids aged 3 and over

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Stand on the Prime Meridian Line

Stand with one foot in the west and the other in the east on the historic Prime Meridian of the World, at the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). 

Get that all important photo of your little ones at this historic site. Whilst you're at the top of the hill at the Royal Observatory be sure to enjoy the views of London, and beautiful Greenwich Park, the perfect chance to point out landmarks to your kids. 

Suitable for all ages

Journey across the Great Map

A mother and her child play on the Great Map in the National Maritime Museum. The mother has a sailor hat on

Explore all around the world in our interactive map, discovering countries, continents, and famous seafarers as you go. Learn about female pirates, play with giant ships and build bridges across continents. The Great Map is located right next to the Great Map Café and Buggy Park in the National Maritime Museum, so you can sit down and relax with a coffee, whilst keeping an eye on your intrepid explorers.

Suitable for all ages

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Visit the captain's cabin

You don't really know a ship until you know how what it's like to live on board. Discover more about how the crew lived, where they ate and slept. See for yourself what it might have been like, and find out what luxury looked like in the captain's cabin.

Up on deck you can also find the ship's wheel and the ship's amazing sails and rigging. Anyone ready to set sail yet?

Suitable for kids aged three and over

 Explore the Sea Things gallery

A new gallery at the National Maritime Museum with over 600 sea objects, talking sculptural busts and activities and quizzes to discover and share.

Get up close and personal with important artefacts in our Sea Things Gallery, getting hands on with the objects on open display. From a carved whale's tooth to 55 ship models, there's no wrong way to look round this gallery celebrating our connection to the sea. With stories of adventure at every turn, you can see the sea, without even leaving London. 

Suitable for all ages

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Find out more about Sea Things gallery

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Eat and drink

The Great Map Cafe is located at the heart of the National Maritime Museum - your little ones can run free safely while you enjoy a coffee. The cafe has child friendly lunchboxes as well as hot food, salads and sandwiches. There's a separate feeding area for mothers and babies, and a buggy park too. 

There's also the Parkside Cafe right next to Greenwich Park, and families can even enjoy afternoon tea beneath the hull of Cutty Sark itself: the perfect way to end your trip to Greenwich.

All our cafes are family-friendly

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Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass

  • Two sites, one ticket
  • Cutty Sark
  • Royal Observatory
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Adult £25
Child £12.50
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Cutty Sark

  • Cutty Sark
  • Free Museums
  • Royal Observatory
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Royal Observatory

  • Royal Observatory
  • Meridian Line
  • Free Museums
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Cutty Sark
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National Maritime Museum

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  • More space to explore
  • Access to all free galleries
  • Paid exhibitions not included
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Queen's House

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  • See amazing art
  • Explore the historic building
  • Woburn Treasures exhibition
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  • Membership card number required
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  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
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