Museum Treasure Trails

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Visitor Notice: The Planetarium will be closed April 1 - April 7 for essential maintanance. Tickets may be available for the weekend April 6 - 7 in person on the day. The rest of the Royal Observatory is open as usual. Book tickets your tickets today.

Wondering how to get the most out of your visit? Try our selection of top treasure trails. From Weird and Wonderful to Big Day Out, these curated ideas for things to see and do will help you discover some of the iconic attractions and hidden treasures at the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and the Queen's House. There's something for everyone!

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Explore themes of resistance, rebellion, identity and culture in our trail.

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Discover some of our famous and less well-known art treasures from the last 400 years in the elegant surroundings of the Queen's House, as selected by our art curators.

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See the objects illustrating violence, conflict and death in the maritime world.

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Take a stellar journey through our star-themed collections at the Queen's House and Royal Observatory in this trail inspired by stars. From beautiful art to astronomical instruments, these items are truly out of this world.

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At the Queen's House and National Maritime Museum we have some of the finest art in Britain, including J.M.W. Turner's largest painting, one of Lowry's only depictions of London and Stubbs's iconic Kangaroo and Dingo. 

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