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

Meridian Line

Walk the line

East, West or right down the middle? Walk along the Prime Meridian line and find your place in the world at the Royal Observatory

Plan your visit

Tickets and prices

You need a timed entry ticket to visit the Observatory. We recommend booking online in advance to guarantee entry and receive updates before your visit.

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

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Planetarium bookings

Please note that Planetarium show tickets are not included in entry to the Royal Observatory and must be booked separately.

For a full schedule and how to book, click here.

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. 

Find out more

Shop

Find the perfect museum gift, from books and prints to models, toys and games. Visit us next to the Meridian Courtyard, in the Astronomy Centre, or shop online.

Shop online

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Accessibility and facilities

Find 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

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. The Royal Observatory is open as normal, but you may notice some landscaping work around the Park.

Tickets and Opening

Adult: from £18
Child: from £9

Open daily

10am-5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

  • Greenwich Station
  • Cutty Sark DLR
  • Maze Hill Station
  • Greenwich Pier

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What’s On

Find Planetarium shows and Observatory events.

Earth From Space
A fish-eye view of Earth taken from a satellite. Yellow and orange desert is visible along with deep blue ocean and wispy clouds
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
A graphic illustrating a planetarium show. A neon blue outline of the Earth is set amidst nature images such as dolphins, an elephant and an eagle
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
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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The Sky Tonight
Images of constellations, the Moon, Mars, a comet and the Andromeda galaxy
Planetarium shows

The Sky Tonight

A classic guide to the night sky presented live by a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer
Daily shows
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Morning Stars
A collection of multi coloured stars seen by the Hubble Space Telescope
Planetarium shows | Community astronomy

Morning Stars

Our more relaxed planetarium shows for those who prefer a calmer environment, such as people with ASD
Monday 12 & Friday 16 February 2024 | 10.15-11.00am
£10 Adult | £5 Child | Free Companion tickets
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Observatory Unlocked
Crowds outside the Royal Observatory
Experiences | British Science Week

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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Ted's Space Adventure
Ted the bear with a rocket, blue planet and the Sun
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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Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System
A red, yellow, pink and blue gas clouds behind images of Saturn and the Earth. Over the top of this are white, glowing sound waves and music notes.
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 from March
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Moons Beyond Counting
A collage of different moons of the solar system; Triton, Enceladus, Phobos, Pandora, Ganymede, Iapetus and Mimas
Planetarium shows

Moons Beyond Counting

Learn more about our own Moon and some of the more exotic moons of the Solar System in this show narrated by our Royal Observatory astronomers
Weekends and holiday weekdays in March
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Intermediate Astronomy
Telescope
Courses | Astronomy courses

Intermediate Astronomy

Acquire a rigorous scientific understanding of the universe with the Royal Observatory Greenwich
Tuesdays, 6.30-9pm | 10-week modules available from 12 Sept and 28 Nov 2023; 5 Mar 2024
£205 per module
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Amateur Astronomy For Beginners
The Great Equatorial Telescope at the Royal Observatory at twilight, with the onion-shaped dome partially open
Courses | Astronomy courses

Amateur Astronomy For Beginners

A course for those looking to make astronomy into a hobby
Tuesdays, 7-9pm | 6-week courses available from 31 Oct 2023 and 20 Feb 2024
£96
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Mars vs Titan - A Battle!
Image of nebula in space with Mars and Titan on it, as well as the Moon
Talks and tours

Mars vs Titan - A Battle!

Join us online as Royal Observatory astronomers battle it out to decide which planetary body is better: Mars or Titan!
Tuesday 5 March 2024 | 7pm
Free
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Astronomy and Islam
The new crescent Moon alongside an antique qibla compass.
Planetarium shows | Identity

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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Observatory Unlocked
A teacher demonstrates a special type of video camera to students
Events and festivals | British Science Week

Observatory Unlocked

Want to travel through time? Use a telescope! Discover the secrets of astrophotography in this special drop-in session at the Royal Observatory
9, 10, 16 and 17 March 2024 | 11am-2.30pm
Included with Royal Observatory admission
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Young Astronomers
A family workshop at the Royal Observatory, with a boy drawing with a pen and a girl playing with a VR headset
Family fun | British Science Week

Young Astronomers

How long does it take to travel to other worlds? Join this family workshop with Royal Observatory astronomers to find out!
9, 10, 16 and 17 March 2024 | 11.30am-2.30pm
Free for Planetarium ticketholders and Royal Observatory visitors
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Silver Screen Science-Fiction presents... Back To The Future
The Veil Nebula as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. Filaments of blue, green, and red light cover the image, tracing different gases inside the curtain-like cloud.
Events and festivals | British Science Week

Silver Screen Science-Fiction presents... Back To The Future

Join us for Marty McFly's debut as he heads back to the future!
Saturday 16 March 2024 | 6pm-8:30pm
£10 Adult | £5 Child
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South Asian Astronomy: Holi Show
A colourful scan of the Moon behind a gold spacecraft on the Moon's surface. Next to these are two images of Hindu deities wearing gold and riding creatures. Above them is the word "Chandrayaan" in Sanskrit
Planetarium shows | Community astronomy

South Asian Astronomy: Holi Show

Celebrate the festival of colours by learning about South Asian connections to the objects we see in our night skies
Sunday 24 March 2024 | 10.30am
£10 Adult | £5 Child | Free Companion Tickets
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Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates: Search for Life
Elevated disk sculpture illuminated by LED lights
Talks and tours | Member events

Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates: Search for Life

Learn more about our search for life out in space in this talk given by Royal Observatory astronomers
Wednesday 10 April 2024 | 6.30pm-8pm
Free for Members – booking required
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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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Choose your tickets

All visitors to the Royal Observatory must have a ticket to enter. Book online in advance to guarantee entry. Please note: planetarium shows are sold separately. See all tickets and prices

A couple walks along the Prime Meridian Line in front of the historic Royal Observatory Greenwich building

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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 from £18
Child from £9
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Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass

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  • Cutty Sark
  • Royal Observatory
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Planetarium shows not included
Adult from £27
Child from £13.50
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  • Priority booking
  • Access using your membership card
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  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
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Family: from £60 Family: from £70
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