At a glance

Tickets and prices

Adult: from £20 | Child (4-15): from £10 | Student/Under 25s: from £14 | Under 4s: free

We recommend booking tickets to the Royal Observatory online in advance to guarantee entry.

Use the booking calendar to select your visit date and entry time, then select the number of tickets you require and click 'Add to basket'. Your tickets will be sent to you by email once you've completed your booking.

To make the most of your day out, buy a Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass and get access to both the Royal Observatory and history ship Cutty Sark.

Members enjoy free unlimited entry to the Observatory and all other Royal Museums Greenwich sites, and do not need to book.

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Planetarium shows are not included in entry to the Royal Observatory. For a full schedule and how to book, click here.

Planetarium bookings

Please note that Planetarium show tickets are not included in entry to the Royal Observatory. Click here to see what's on and book tickets.

Getting here

The Observatory is a quick, easy journey from central London via train, DLR and bus.

There is a secure car park nearby at the National Maritime Museum which is open to visitors during weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. Spaces can be reserved in advance when booking tickets.

Check our travel pages for more information about getting to the Royal Observatory as well as other Royal Museums Greenwich sites.

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Opening times

Regular opening hours

10am-5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

Summer opening hours

1 - 31 May: 10am-6pm (last entry 5.15pm)

1 June - 31 August: 10am-7.45pm (last entry 7pm)

1 - 30 September: 10am-6pm (last entry 5.15pm)

Eat and drink

The Astronomy Café and Terrace, located inside the Astronomy Centre close to the Planetarium, is open every day for visitors and the public.

You can also pick up refreshments from stalls just outside the main entrance to the Observatory, or head towards the Parkside Café just down the hill at the National Maritime Museum. 

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Accessibility and facilities

Find out useful information about facilities at the Royal Observatory including cloakrooms, baby change and accessibility, and information for disabled visitors coming to any of our sites.

Access at the historic Observatory

Access at the Planetarium

Maps and language guides

Download a free map to help guide you round the historic buildings. Our guides are also available in different languages to help you make the most of your visit.

Language guides

Works in Greenwich Park

A project to restore Greenwich Park's 17th century landscape is currently taking place. As a result the path up to the Observatory through Greenwich Park is closed. We recommend taking the main avenue through the Park for step-free access or arriving via Blackheath Gate. See this map for more details.

Visitor regulations

To ensure the enjoyment, wellbeing and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff, we ask that all visitors abide by our regulations.

What’s On

Events at the Royal Observatory.

The Sky Tonight
Planetarium shows

The Sky Tonight

A classic guide to the night sky presented live by a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer
Daily shows except Thursdays
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Earth From Space
Exhibitions

Earth From Space

See the world through a satellite’s lens, and explore our changing planet at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
Open daily | 10am-5pm
Free for Planetarium show ticketholders and Royal Observatory visitors
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We Are Guardians
Planetarium shows

We Are Guardians

Join Earth's fleet of state-of-the-art satellites for an immersive exploration of their role in safeguarding our planet
Daily shows except Thursdays
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Morning Stars
Planetarium shows | Community astronomy

Morning Stars

Our more relaxed planetarium shows for those who prefer a calmer environment, such as people with ASD
1, 5, 8, 12 April 2024 | 10.15-11.00am
£10 Adult | £5 Child | Free Companion tickets
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Ted's Space Adventure
Planetarium shows

Ted's Space Adventure

Join Ted the bear on an adventure around the Solar System in this special live planetarium show for under-7s - perfect for little astronauts everywhere!
Weekends and holiday weekdays
Adults £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Observatory Unlocked
Experiences

Observatory Unlocked

Drop by and chat with our Royal Observatory Explainers as they bring science and astronomy to life
Saturdays and Sundays
Included with Royal Observatory admission
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Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System
Planetarium shows

Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System

Experience the Solar System like never before - by travelling on a spacecraft that can turn the objects in space into sound!
Weekends and holiday weekdays
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Meet the Neighbours
Planetarium shows

Meet the Neighbours

Tour the Solar System and beyond in style with this live, immersive show packed full of spectacular sights and fun facts
Weekends and holiday weekdays in April
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Silver Screen Science-Fiction presents... Lilo & Stitch
Events and festivals

Silver Screen Science-Fiction presents... Lilo & Stitch

Join the Hawaiian rollercoaster ride that is Lilo & Stitch!
Saturday 27 April 2024 | 6.30-8.15pm
£10 Adult | £5 Child
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Introduction to Astrophysics
Courses | Astronomy courses

Introduction to Astrophysics

Explore topics at the cutting edge of scientific research and the limits of human knowledge
Tuesdays, 7–9pm | 6-week courses available from 12 Sep 2023; 2 Jan and 16 Apr 2024
£96
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Planetarium Celebration Shows
Planetarium shows

Planetarium Celebration Shows

Come and celebrate International Day of Planetariums with us in a series of one-off special shows, presented live by our Royal Observatory astronomers.
Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May 2024
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Astronomy and Islam
Planetarium shows | Community astronomy

Astronomy and Islam

Join us for a special show featuring the New Crescent Moon and historic Islamic astronomy.
Select Saturdays and Sundays | 10.30am
£10 Adult | £5 Child
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Out Of This World: Moons
Family fun

Out Of This World: Moons

Explore the moons of our solar system in this family workshop
28 May 2024 | 10.30am - 12 noon
£5 per child
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Inside the Stargazer's Palace with Violet Moller
Talks and tours | Member events

Inside the Stargazer's Palace with Violet Moller

Award-winning historian Violet Moller welcomes you into the mysterious world of sixteenth-century science, where astronomers and alchemists shared laboratories
Wednesday 19 June 2024 | 6.30pm-7.30pm
Free for Members – booking required
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Teachers' Evening 2024
Events and festivals

Teachers' Evening 2024

Celebrate the end of term and find out about schools sessions, resources, CPD and project opportunities at all Royal Museums Greenwich sites.
Thursday 4 July 2024 | 4.30pm - 7.00pm
FREE for UK school teachers
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Become a Member

Enjoy free unlimited entry to the Royal Observatory and Peter Harrison Planetarium, Cutty Sark and exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum

Choose your tickets

All visitors must have a ticket to enter the Observatory. Book online in advance to guarantee entry. Planetarium shows booked separately. See all tickets and prices.

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  • Walk the Prime Meridian line
  • See the best view in London
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Audio guide included
  • Planetarium shows not included
Adult £20
Child £10
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Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass

  • Save 25% with combo ticket
  • Cutty Sark
  • Royal Observatory
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Planetarium shows not included
Adult £30
Child £15
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Member tickets

  • Unlimited free entry
  • Priority booking and exclusive events
  • Access using your membership card
Membership card number required
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Become a Member

  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
Direct Debit One-off
Individual: £50 Individual: £60
Family: from £60 Family: from £70
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