Royal Observatory

Coronavirus reopening

Visitor notice: All of our sites have reopened and we can't wait to welcome you back. All visitors will need to book a ticket in advance. Find out how we're keeping you safe

Visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. Home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s Planetarium.

3 steps to a safe visit

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Check what's open

The Royal Observatory is now open to all visitors. The sailing ship Cutty Sark is also open: if you buy a Day Pass, you can visit both historic Greenwich attractions together and save 20%.

What's open

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Book in advance

Your safety is our first priority. To help us ensure social distancing and make sure you have the space you need to explore our sites safely, all visitors, including Members, are now required to pre-book their tickets in advance.

Book now

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An image of the Prime Meridian with an icon reminding visitors to keep their distance

Keep your distance

We are maintaining the highest hygiene standards and will provide clear guidance on how we can all keep a safe distance from each other. Our staff will be ready to help answer any question you might have.

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Tickets and opening times

Tickets & prices
Adult £16 | Child £8
Open now
10.30am - 4pm
Plan your visit
Safety information

Royal Observatory Greenwich – open now

Welcome back to the Home of Time. 

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is open, and we can't wait to see you when you're ready to visit.

Stand on the Prime Meridian of the World, explore historic Flamsteed House, and unravel the mysteries of time and space. 

Book online now

 

Please note: due to current government guidelines, the Peter Harrison Planetarium is still currently closed to visitors. However, Royal Observatory astronomers are hosting regular virtual planetarium shows and live astronomy Q&A sessions online. Book a free session now 

This month's highlights

Explore the fascinating mysteries of time and space

We are reopening

We can't wait to welcome you back to Royal Museums Greenwich. Find out everything you need to know ahead of your visit.

Welcome back

  

What our visitors say

'From the beginning of time to the movement of the stars.... from the navigation of the globe to the lives of the men and women that made it all possible.... it's here..... AND YOU CAN STRADDLE THE MERIDIAN.'
TeaWithQ, Trip Advisor