There's so much to explore at Royal Observatory Greenwich, from historic objects, to cutting edge astronomy.
1. Stand astride the historic Meridian Line
Stand with one foot in the west and one in the east at the Prime Meridian of the world. Learn all about Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and how Greenwich came to be the home of time.
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2. Visit the world-famous Harrison Clocks
Learn about John Harrison’s epic race to solve the problem of Longitude and admire the craftsmanship of the world famous Harrison clocks, including H1, H2, H3 and H4.
3. Get to know the stars in the Peter Harrison Planetarium
Get up close and personal with the stars in one of our planetarium shows led by one of our expert astronomers.
4. Marvel at the Great Equatorial Telescope
Gaze in awe at one of the largest telescopes of its kind in the world. Learn about the telescopes past, and its time at the Royal Observatory since 1893. Admire the Onion Dome from the courtyard.
6. Explore the Camera Obscura
Enjoy a unique moving panorama of London’s iconic buildings, including the River Thames and Old Royal Naval College. Learn about the history of the Camera Obscuras housed at the Royal Observatory since the 1700s.
7. Get astronomical in the Octagon Room
Visit the Christopher Wren designed Octagon Room, and examine the astronomical instruments on display. Learn about the story of the Astronomer Royal, and how they worked from this specially built room.
8. Enjoy the best view in London
Sightsee from the best view in London, keeping an eye out for the London Eye and St. Paul's Cathedral. Take in the fresh air as a UNESCO heritage site rolls out in front of you.
9. Tell the time using the Shepherd clock
Accurately tell the time with this Shepherd Gate Clock, the first to ever show Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to the public.
10. Wonder at Airy’s Transit Circle
Visit the telescope that determined the exact location of the Prime Meridian
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|Individual: £50||Individual: £60|
|Family: from £65||Family: from £75|