Royal Observatory Greenwich - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Home to the Greenwich Meridian and the world famous astronomy, this is part heritage site and part collection of museums.

On display are a number of telescopes and scientific instruments for studying the stars, but as there is an associated link, a lot about the hunt for recording longitude by sailors.

Also includes a planetarium.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Royal Observatory Greenwich,
Blackheath Avenue,
SE10 8XJ

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Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to Royal Observatory Greenwich

The nearest station is Maze Hill which is 0.4 miles away.

Royal Observatory Greenwich - Latest News

Places to watch the Transit of Mercury from London
Places to watch the Transit of Mercury from London

On Monday May 9th 2016 the planet Mercury will make a relatively rare transit between the earth and the sun, appearing as a small black dot passing across the surface.


Recent exhibitions

Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Showcasing the most spectacular space photography of its kind, the exhibition celebrates ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year
An annual exhibition showcasing the world's greatest space photography.

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