Christmas opening times

Over the Christmas period the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Queen's House will be open as usual. We are closed to the public from 24-26 December. Plan your next visit

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
9 December, 13 January and 3 February | 2pm-3.45pm
Admission: 
Free
Price: 
Free but booking required | Members only
Location: 
Royal Observatory, Meridian Line and Historic Royal Observatory

 Join one of our volunteer tours guides to explore space and time at the Royal Observatory.

Meet our guide for this free tour of the historical Royal Observatory. This is your chance to see the home of GMT, John Harrison’s revolutionary timepieces and one of the largest telescopes on the world, the Great Equatorial Telescope.

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Join today for a host of exclusive benefits and events, including unlimited free entry to Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, shows at the Peter Harrison Planetarium, and special exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum.

With Membership starting from as little as £44 what are you waiting for? Membership is your time to explore!