Essential Information

Type Exhibitions
National Maritime Museum
Date and Times Open daily until 7 August | 10am-5pm
Prices Adults £10 | Concessions £6.50 | Children £5

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual exhibition showcasing the world's greatest space photography. 

This year's exhibition is now open at the National Maritime Museum, featuring over 100 photographs on brilliant lightbox displays.

Visit the exhibition until 7 August 2022. 

Now in its 13th year, in 2021 the competition attracted over 4,500 entries from 75 countries across the globe.

Photographers from around the world competed to be part of the exhibition and take home the prestigious title.

Now it's your chance to see their astounding work. Visit the exhibition. and see the universe in a brand new light.

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“Every year, I leave this exhibition feeling insignificant in the grand scheme of the universe”


Plan your visit

Tickets and Opening

Adult: £10
Child: £6.50

Open daily


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

Meet the winners

Tap the arrows to watch interviews with some of this year's winning photographers.

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California Dreamin' NGC 1499 by Terry Hancock

Hear from this year's entrants about how they capture their remarkable shots. Tap the arrows to watch all the interviews.

Moon Over Mount Etna South-East Crater by Dario Giannobile
Lockdown by Deepal Ratnayaka

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Rainbow image of the California Nebulae

Special exhibition

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

  • Amazing astrophotography
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  • More space to explore
Adult £10
Child £5
National Maritime Museum

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