For families at the Royal Observatory

There are lots of things for children to see and do at the Royal Observatory. Stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World, take part in an interactive workshop, see an awe inspiring show at London's only planetarium or explore Big Bang theory in our interactive galleries.

Top reasons to visit


Wonders of the night sky

Visit our planetarium to take a tour of the Universe and experience the wonders of the night sky with expert commentary from real astronomers.

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Unravel the mysteries of the cosmos

The interactive Weller Astronomy Galleries at the Royal Observatory will help you unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.

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Food & Drink

Take a break from your visit to enjoy a coffee and a delicious treat at the Astronomy Café & Terrace.

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Fun for families

Start your adventures in space and time today

Tasty eats for all the family and gifts for aspiring astronauts

Find your way

The Royal Observatory is a quick and easy journey from central London, by DLR, rail or boat