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Royal Observatory Greenwich Entrance Ticket

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    Visit: Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue, London SE10 8EJ England

    Make your way to the Royal Observatory Greenwich which is located on a hill in Greenwich Royal Park. As you do, you will enjoy dramatic views of London across Greenwich Royal Park, the City of London and the River Thames. Once inside, you can pick up a complementary audio guide. There are 7 languages available.

    Your visit will begin in the Meridian Courtyard where you will stand astride the Prime Meridian Line, with one foot in the east and the other in the west at the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  

    The tour will take you through Flamsteed House where you will walk in the footsteps of the Astronomers Royal. Visit the Octagon Room which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is one of the best preserved Wren interiors in London. See Harrison’s clocks, the inventions that changed the world. Discover the Shepherd Gate Clock, mounted outside, which was the first clock to show Greenwich Mean Time to the public. Learn about the discoveries of great scientists and inventors based at or associated with the Royal Observatory, including Harrison, Newton, Halley, Bradley, Maunder, Harrison, Airy, Einstein.

    The bright red Time Ball on top of Flamsteed House is one of the world’s earliest public time signals and was first used in 1833 and still operates today. Don’t miss the Great Equatorial Telescope, located in the huge iconic onion dome, which gave astronomers new views of the universe over 100 years ago. 

    Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House are both located within a short walking distance from the Observatory and are free to visit. Cutty Sark, the world’s sole-surviving tea clipper is now an award-winning museum and visitor experience and is a must-see when visiting Greenwich. 
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    Departure Point
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, London
    Departure Time
    4/1/2019 - 6/30/2019Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:30 PM

    7/1/2019 - 8/31/2019Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    9/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Audio guide, available in several languages
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Observatory Greenwich
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children under the age of 4 years are free to enter the attraction
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    It is so interesting to see things that your whole life you only saw in books at school to come alive, to became real. The Greenwich line that divides the earth, as an example. If you like to learn this is a huge chance. Also,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Vanessa P
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I found the best way to reach the observatory was the hop on hop off river cruise of the Thames.getting off at the landing in Greenwich you see one of the last clipper ship ,the cuttey sark, a long walk up hill to reach the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Les S
    Reviewed 5 September 2019

    This made my inner-nerd really happy. Let me preface this by saying if you have minimal interest in astronomy/history you may want to consider another activity. Because of my personal interest, I loved it! The grounds are GORGEOUS. Lush greenery surrounds the observatory and just...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank amillionlittleways
    Reviewed 4 September 2019

    Arrived at 4:34 and even though they close at 5, they wouldn't let me after 430 even though I already had the London pass and was here all the way from Australia and likely won't get to visit here again in my life. Thanks for...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank David M
    Reviewed 4 September 2019

    A steep walk up with great views, an alternative route available for less strong walkers Is available we think. Very expensive attraction, a little cheaper on line in advance. Staff at entry seemed confused about electronic entry ticket, odd. Signage not too good but assisted...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Kevin K
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    Response from Kevin R | Reviewed this property |
    It was open on the day I visited and was projecting an image onto the table. I don't think you could turn out round though.
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    • Royal Observatory Greenwich
    • Duration: 2h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
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