Christmas opening times

Over the Christmas period the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Queen's House will be open as usual. We are closed to the public from 24-26 December. Plan your next visit

We have an exciting selection of free and paid events, exhibitions and courses at the Royal Observatory and Planetarium, see what's on below.

E.g., 17 December 2017
E.g., 17 December 2017

27 December 2017

Guided tours
Join a fascinating tour of the history of the Royal Observatory led by one of our volunteers.
Times:
Tours: most weekdays, see times below | Talks: most Wednesdays, 1.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times:
Weekdays 2.45pm | Weekends 12.30pm, 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
A classic guide to the sky tonight presented in real-time by an astronomer using our digital planetarium.
Times:
Weekdays 4.15pm | Weekends 2pm, 4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

28 December 2017

Guided tours
Join a fascinating tour of the history of the Royal Observatory led by one of our volunteers.
Times:
Tours: most weekdays, see times below | Talks: most Wednesdays, 1.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times:
Weekdays 2.45pm | Weekends 12.30pm, 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
A classic guide to the sky tonight presented in real-time by an astronomer using our digital planetarium.
Times:
Weekdays 4.15pm | Weekends 2pm, 4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

29 December 2017

Guided tours
Join a fascinating tour of the history of the Royal Observatory led by one of our volunteers.
Times:
Tours: most weekdays, see times below | Talks: most Wednesdays, 1.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times:
Weekdays 2.45pm | Weekends 12.30pm, 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
A classic guide to the sky tonight presented in real-time by an astronomer using our digital planetarium.
Times:
Weekdays 4.15pm | Weekends 2pm, 4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

30 December 2017

Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times:
Weekdays 2.45pm | Weekends 12.30pm, 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun, Talks & Courses
Drop in workshops facilated by Observatory Explainers mixing demonstrations with make and do activities.
Times:
Weekends, 1 October - 30 December | 12.45-4.15pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Daytime, Talks & Courses
Drop by and chat with our Observatory Explainers who are bringing the history of astronomy to life.
Times:
Weekends and holiday weekdays | 1 October-30 December | 1.05–4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
A classic guide to the sky tonight presented in real-time by an astronomer using our digital planetarium.
Times:
Weekdays 4.15pm | Weekends 2pm, 4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

31 December 2017

Planetarium shows
Discover the secrets of our star the Sun in this fascinating show narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Times:
Weekdays 2.45pm | Weekends 12.30pm, 2.45pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows
A classic guide to the sky tonight presented in real-time by an astronomer using our digital planetarium.
Times:
Weekdays 4.15pm | Weekends 2pm, 4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

2 January 2018

Talks & Courses
This comprehensive course provides an opportunity to acquire a rigorous scientific understanding of the universe.
Times:
Tuesdays | 12 September 2017 - 8 May 2018 | 6.30pm - 9pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Talks & Courses
This comprehensive course provides an opportunity to acquire a rigorous scientific understanding of the universe.
Times:
12 September 2017 - 22 May 2018 | Tuesdays 6.30pm-9pm | Saturdays 30 September 2017, 10, 24 February, 3, 10, 17 March, 2 June 2018
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Talks & Courses
Explore topics at the cutting edge of modern astronomical research and the limits of human knowledge.
Times:
Tuesdays, 7–9pm | 2 January – 6 February | 17 April – 22 May
Location:
Royal Observatory
Talks & Courses
Study astronomy topics at foundation degree level, without the costs.
Times:
Tuesdays, 12 September 2017–22 May 2018 | 7–9pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre

9 January 2018

Talks & Courses
This comprehensive course provides an opportunity to acquire a rigorous scientific understanding of the universe.
Times:
Tuesdays | 12 September 2017 - 8 May 2018 | 6.30pm - 9pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre

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