Tickets for Royal Observatory Greenwich.
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- Royal Observatory tickets
- Entry to the Royal Observatory, the Meridian Line, Flamsteed House, John Harrison’s timekeepers, Camera Obscura, the Great Equatorial Telescope, The Astronomy Centre, the Altazimuth Pavilion and the Galleries
- Downloadable interactive audio guide in English
The Royal Observatory Greenwich, home of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and the Prime Meridian (where the eastern and western hemispheres actually meet!). Founded by King Charles II in 1675 and is one of the most popular attractions in London.
Located in Greenwich, The Royal Observatory Greenwich has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.
Stand with one foot in the eastern hemisphere and one in the western hemisphere on the Greenwich Meridian Line! It’s also home to one of the most amazing and most loved views of London, across the Greenwich Royal Park and River Thames.
Home to the Great Equatorial Telescope, which happens to be the UK’s largest historic telescope, the telescope gave astronomers the ability to see new views of the universe over 100 years ago.
We love the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Why not upgrade to one of our great combination tickets. For the Royal Observatory we have:
- Royal Observatory Greenwich + The Painted Hall. Click HERE for ticket details.
- Royal Observatory Greenwich + Hop-on Hop-off City Cruise London. Click HERE for ticket details.
Royal Observatory Greenwich Fun Facts
- Is the most famous home of Prime Meridian
- Sir Christopher Wren designed it having been selected by King Charles II
- A huge amount was based on GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and it was used across the planet to calculate various different things such as journeys and productions schedules
- Royal Observatory Greenwich is home to a vast collection of clocks, not surprisingly!
- The big red Time Ball rises daily at 12:55PM and drops at exactly 1PM and its been doing it since 1833!
- Greenwich is a great place for star gazing!
- Its a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- You can stand on both eastern and western hemispheres at the same time when you stand on the Prime Meridian line!
Useful Information for Royal Observatory Greenwich
Royal Observatory Greenwich Address: Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue, London, SE10 8XJ
How to get to Royal Observatory Greenwich
Via Bus: Bus Routes 53, 54, 202 and 380 all stop near the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Via Train: Greenwich DLR is the closest stop with a 20-minute walk.
Via River Cruise: City Cruises and Thames River Sightseeing boats all go to Greenwich. We also sell tickets! Click HERE to see ticket details.
Royal Observatory Greenwich 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
Frequently Asked Questions About Royal Observatory Greenwich
Q: What is the Royal Observatory Greenwich?
A: Royal Observatory Greenwich is a UNESCO World Heritage tourist attraction in Greenwich, London, with a museum that shows the history of astronomy and time in the UK. Its where the GMT line is and where the eastern and western hemispheres meet.
Q: What can you see at Royal Observatory Greenwich?
A: You can see the historical telescopes, astronomical instruments along with other articles in the museum along with access to the GMT Meridian line in the floor which shows where the eastern and western hemispheres meet, access to Flamsteed House, John Harrison’s timekeepers, Camera Obscura, the Great Equatorial Telescope, the Astronomy Centre, the Altazimuth Pavilion and the galleries.
Q: How much does it cost to visit the Royal Observatory Greenwich?
A: Our tickets which include all the above start from £18.00
Q: Can I see Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory Greenwich?
A: Yes you can!
Q: Is the Royal Observatory Greenwich wheelchair accessible?
A: Most buildings are wheelchair accessible, however some of the older buildings may have restricted access.
Q: Is the Royal Observatory Greenwich suitable for children?
A: Yes, absolutely. The Royal Observatory Greenwich is suitable for all ages. For children this includes interactive exhibits and hands-on activities.