Royal Observatory Greenwich

royal_observatory_mainThe Greenwich Meridian Line, Longitude 0°, is the centre of world time and is marked by a line that crosses the Observatory courtyard.  Visit the 17th century rooms occupied by the first Astronomer Royal, the observation room with its early Tompion clocks and displays on the development of improved navigation at sea that led to Britain’s leadership in world exploration and trade for several centuries.

Also, visit the Planetarium and take a journey through time and space. The Planetarium provides a magnificent introduction to the mysteries and wonders of the universe, with information from NASA telescopes and the latest terrestrial technology revealing the secrets of pulsars and black holes. All shows are suitable for children aged 7+. Secret of the Cardboard Rocket and Stargazing for Beginners are also suitable for under-5s.

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  • Stand astride the line, and you can be in both East and West at the same time!
  • See ‘Invaders of Mars@ at the Planetarium

By train:
Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich (DLR).
Greenwich (South Eastern Trains)
Maze Hill (South Eastern Trains)

By underground:
DLR to Jubilee

By bus:
177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386, 53, 54, 202, 380

By water:
Regular boats from Greenwich Pier

Opening times:
10.00 to 17.00


Greenwich Park, London SE10 9NF (Map)

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