For families at the Royal Observatory

Meridian building and gallery closures

Due to important restoration works, the Meridian Gallery and Building will be closed to our visitors as of 7th of January until 15th of February 2019. Flamsteed House, the Octagon Room, Meridian Line, Great Equatorial Telescope and Meridian shop will be accessible as normal. 

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.

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