As COVID-19 restrictions ease, we want to ensure that all our visitors, staff and volunteers still feel safe and comfortable when exploring our sites.
We have decided therefore to continue to ask our visitors to book tickets online in advance and pay by card whenever possible. We highly recommend mask wearing, and ask visitors to keep a safe distance from other groups and be courteous to both visitors and staff, especially in smaller gallery spaces.
Check our FAQs below to find out more about current safety measures, booking tickets and more. If you still have questions, please email email@example.com.
Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory Greenwich, National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House are open. Please book online in advance wherever possible.
To help protect yourself and others, we highly encourage visitors to wear a face covering at all our indoor venues and enclosed spaces. We ask that visitors maintain a safe distance from others and continue to be respectful of other visitors and staff.
To ensure your comfort and safety, as well as prevent overcrowding, we continue to manage the number of visitors to our sites.
Pre-booked timeslots ensure that visits are spread out throughout the day and helps us to manage our capacity.
Limited tickets may be available if you turn up on the day, but to guarantee entry we strongly advise booking online in advance.
There is no limit to the time you can spend on our sites. However, you will need a separate ticket for each site, and you will need to pre-book tickets even for free sites.
Entry to the Queen's House and National Maritime Museum is still free, but to manage our capacity you must book a timed entry slot in advance. Your ticket grants you free access to explore at your leisure.
Please note that due to the delicate nature of some of the displays at the Queen's House, visitors are not permitted to wear backpacks or carry large bags while in the House. We recommend travelling light and only bring what you need. We have a limited number of lockers available for a £1 fee.
Yes, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year will be open at the National Maritime Museum until Sunday 8 August 2021 – find out more.
The National Maritime Museum's new exhibition Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits will be open from 28 May until 31 October 2021 – find out more.
For both these exhibitions, you must book tickets online in advance.
All National Maritime Museum ticket holders will also be able to visit the free exhibition Exposure: Lives at Sea.
The AHOY! family gallery will re-open soon. The All Hands and Bridge Interactive galleries are open.
You can now follow our brand new audio tour on your phone, free with tickets to Cutty Sark or Royal Observatory. We've partnered with Smartify, the world's most downloaded museum app, to make it easier than ever to explore our sites.
The Queen's House audio tour will be available soon.
Shows at the Peter Harrison Planetarium run on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays during term time, and every day during the school holidays.
Shows are now available to book online and by phone. Our shows are very popular, to prevent any disappointment, we recommend booking your tickets in advance. To book your tickets, please visit our website or contact our Bookings team on 0208 312 6608. The Bookings office is open Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.
Please note: We ask you to book your tickets at least 24 hours in advance. Cut-off for advance bookings is at 9am on the day of the show.
There is a car park on site open every day except Tuesdays from 10am-5pm. The charge is £10 per day: book here.
Parking is limited to 10 bays on weekdays, with approximately 75 spaces available at weekends. Vehicles must fit within the marked bays. All proceeds help fund the work of Royal Museums Greenwich.
The Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum is currently open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you are planning to visit the Library then you will need to book a visit in advance.
Tickets and booking
Useful information about entry times, prices and booking confirmation.
Yes, you can purchase tickets over the phone by calling our bookings office on 0208 312 6608, 9am-5pm.
Your tickets to the Royal Observatory or Cutty Sark will still be valid. We ask that all unused tickets are exchanged for new timed tickets in advance. When you are ready to re-book, please email your order confirmation, along with your new visit date and arrival time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be sent new e-tickets ahead of your visit. If you turn up on the day without exchanging your tickets in advance and there isn’t availability, you will be asked to contact the Bookings team to book an alternative visit date.
Children under 4 are free to all our sites – please select a ‘Child Under 4’ ticket for them when you check out so we can count them in our capacity. Children aged 4-15 are charged as follows:
Cutty Sark: £7.50 per child
Royal Observatory: £8 per child
Students of all ages and visitors under 25 can buy a discounted ticket (proof required) at the following rate:
Cutty Sark: £10
Royal Observatory: £10
As a member, you have free access to all our sites, but we ask that you continue to book your visit online in advance even at our free sites.
To ensure as many people as possible get a chance to enjoy our sites, please let us know if you are unable to visit so we can allocate your space to other visitors. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or phone the team on 020 8312 6678 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).
We accept all major debit/credit cards online, except AMEX.
No. However, we do charge a non-refundable booking fee is charged for some special events and experiences.
You will receive your booking confirmation by email. Just bring this with you either on your mobile device or as a printout. If you are a Member you will also need to show your Membership card.
Unfortunately, our on-site ticket scanners are unable to read tickets on mobile phones with cracked screens. Please note we are unable to send tickets by post.
Timeslots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so your chosen timeslot may be fully booked. We only have a limited capacity for each timeslot to ensure we can maintain social distancing.
We will do our best to fit you in if we can. But if we have reached capacity, you may have to wait for the next available time slot.
We will do our best to fit you in if we can, but if we have reached capacity for the timeslot when you arrive, you will have to wait for the next available timeslot.
No, all our tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Yes, you will be automatically refunded.
Please check it hasn’t gone to your spam folder first. If you still can’t find it, please email the Bookings team in advance of your visit on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are delighted that Royal Museums Greenwich are offering free tickets to emergency service workers. There are a limited number of free tickets available daily for each timeslot. You will need to pre-book your ‘key worker ticket’ online, and the offer is limited to one ‘key worker ticket’ per transaction. To book the planetarium, please contact the Bookings team. This offer is only applicable to Blue Light Cardholders. Please do remember to bring your Blue Light Card as well as your e-ticket on the day of your visit.
Corporate members and Patrons can book tickets by contacting the Bookings team on 0208 312 6608 or emailing email@example.com. You will need to book your ticket in advance so we’re able to control numbers to maintain public safety.
Members of our partner organisations can still take advantage of their discount; you can now book your discounted tickets using the links below, or call our bookings team on 0208 312 6608. Please remember to bring your membership passes as well as your e-ticket on the day of your visit.
Yes. However, 2FOR1 vouchers must be exchanged for Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory or Tudor to Windsor admission tickets before your visit. You can do this online here. Unfortunately, we cannot accept 2FOR1 vouchers over the phone or at our admission desks. 2for1 entry is valid on full priced Adult tickets only.
Visitors wanting to book through the reciprocal scheme or International Council of Museums (ICOM) can still take advantage of their free tickets. Contact the bookings team on 0208 312 6608 in advance of your visit. Remember to bring your staff ID pass or ICOM card as well as your e-ticket on the day of your visit (reciprocity may exclude special exhibitions or events requiring an additional fee).
For further details, please contact the Bookings team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our gift vouchers are currently unavailable. We hope to bring the back later this year. If you have already purchased or in receipt of one of our gift vouchers, please email email@example.com.
Facilities and access
Find information for families, visitors with disabilities and more.
Buggy parks are available at Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory with limited capacity. These are not staffed and are used at the visitor’s own risk. Please note: children's bikes, scooters and skateboards are not permitted at our sites and cannot be stored in our buggy parks.
We have suspended the use of cloakrooms for the moment. We recommend travelling light and only bringing what you need. We have a limited number of lockers available at the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House, for which there is a £1 fee.
If you lose something at our sites, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact details, a description of the item and the date of your visit. Unfortunately, during the coronavirus pandemic we are unable to store any lower value items found on site. We kindly ask that you look after your personal property while visiting our sites.
Yes, you can bring a companion or helper for free: select a ‘companion’ ticket for your companion when you complete your booking. Check here for more access information.
We are working to re-instate all our interactive displays. We may restrict capacity in certain galleries with interactives to ensure your comfort and safety. Hand sanitiser will be close by.