Royal Observatory Greenwich

Stand astride the world-famous Meridian Line, with one foot in the east and the other in the west, at the home of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

The London Pass London Pass Benefits: Access the Royal Observatory with The London Pass Normally £16.00 - Included with London Pass

Discover the past, present and future wonders of astronomy at the Royal Observatory Greenwich - the center of time. Take a fascinating journey through the historic home of British astronomy, Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World. Explore Flamsteed House: the original astronomer’s apartments. 

Up on the summit of Greenwich Park, the Royal Observatory takes the central stage and promises visitors an educational historical visit. It’s one of the world’s most important scientific sites and you can learn about how time was standardized, how the first telescope was made and how science has changed through the ages.

Learn about how great scientists first mapped the seas and the stars and stand astride two hemispheres on the Prime Meridian Line; see pioneering inventions and the UK’s largest refracting telescope; touch a 4.5 billion-year-old asteroid and enjoy breath-taking views across the whole of London. 

Includes free audio guide!

Special closures: On most Mondays during term-time, the Great Equatorial Dome will be closed at times between 10.00–14.30 for educational sessions.

Please note: The site is wheelchair accessible but please note that the route to the site is up a very steep hill. 

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Excellent Couldn't have been better. It made for a most enjoyable visit . I would recommend it to anyone, especially first-time visitors.
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Getting to Royal Observatory Greenwich

Getting to Royal Observatory Greenwich

  • Royal Observatory Greenwich Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ
  • Closest Underground Station Cutty Sark DLR
  • Closest Bus Stop Stop S: Route 53

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Opening Times

Monday 10.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 10.00 - 17.00
Friday 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
Last Admission: 16.30
21 June - 31 August
Monday 10.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 18.00
Thursday 10.00 - 18.00
Friday 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday 09.00 - 18.00
Sunday 09.00 - 18.00

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