Do the Ultimate Time Trail

Camera Obscura closure

The Camera Obscura will be closed from 21 May until 25 May. The rest of the Royal Observatory and Meridian Line remain open.

Embark on our Ultimate Time Trail during your visit and discover the source of the famous six-pips sound that can be heard on BBC radio marking the hour. See the watch that survived the Titanic disaster, and the historic timekeepers that that solved the problem of how to find longitude at sea. 

Embark on your journey through time

Coffee barista at the Museum cafe, National Maritime Museum

Treat yourself to a fine afternoon tea or relax with a frothy coffee at our cafes and restaurants. Go on, you deserve it.