A couple hold hands on the Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory

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Charles II established the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park in 1675 to study the stars and improve navigation at sea.

You can see the clocks John Harrison developed to solve the problem of longitude here and stand astride the dividing point between east and west – the Meridian line.

There’s lots more to see as well, including a 4.5 billion year old meteorite, the Great Equatorial Telescope and the Greenwich Time Ball, which drops every day at 1.00pm.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£18.00 per ticket
Child£9.00 per ticket
Student / Under 25£12.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • British Sign Language
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Ear defenders available
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Staff Qualified in Deaf Awareness Training
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Coach parking - There is free coach parking adjacent to the A2 in Blackheath at Charlton Way Coach Park which is close to the Royal Observatory via a short walk through the Blackheath gate of Greenwich Park.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Passenger lift
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Hen/Stag Dos Welcome

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Map & Directions

Royal Observatory

Type:Sightseeing Attraction

Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, London, SE10 8XJ
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Tel+44 (0)20 8312 6608

Awards

  • Other AwardsVisit Greenwich Partner Visit Greenwich Partner 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

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