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Peter Harrison Planetarium

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Address: Greenwich | at the National Maritime Museum, London SE10 9NF, England
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10:00 - 17:00
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Great and educational show - facilities not the best

The planetarium is an impressive show. Our 5 year old loved it. She wasn't quite heavy enough to recline the seat which was a bit of a pain though. The commentary is done live by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was amazing that you can tell the time from space. I am 6 and I enjoyed it. I love that place....

Thank ZackHam
Bad Rappenau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are interested in physical astronomy or just amazed by infinite range of outer space this is a place worth visting. The visiual demonstations are quite impressive already however it is getting really interesting only if you understand English well. What I did like was the fact that a real peson was presenting us outer space, our galaxy and... More 

Thank Jelle1974
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Totalling enchanting, brilliantly presented and mind blowing. One not to be missed. Exhibitions were good to walk round whilst we waited for shows. Little cafe offers herbal teas and good coffee range. Watch out, cake etc are very overpriced.

Thank Rupert19
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This weekend I visited here, my main concern for the visit is Royal observatory, but this planetarium a bonus! I bought a combo ticket for both attractions. Not like other Planetariums, here shows conducted lively by staffers. Great.

Thank Prem K
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The planetarium is an impressive show. Our 5 year old loved it. She wasn't quite heavy enough to recline the seat which was a bit of a pain though. The commentary is done live by an Astronomer who you can ask questions of later which is a nice touch. Be warned though on the weekend the shows sell up quickly... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Had a brilliant visit, both walking around the exhibition section and also the sky tonight talk, which we paid a little bit for but it was so worth it!

Thank Jack R
Birmingham, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the film we saw about asteroids, but in the end this isn't really a planetarium in the true sense because it's not like you see a projection of the night sky. It's really just like watching a film in a surround IMAX type cinema. The exhibits are interesting but as others mentioned quite a lot are "being improved"... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Planetarium itself was excellent, well presented by someone who enjoyed what she was doing and was happy to answer questions afterwards from an excited 7 year old sensibly. Venturing to the display areas, however, things started to go downhill. Far too many of the hands-on and interactive displays were not working. Others had inadequate instructions for the young. For the... More 

2 Thank Harbroe
Warner Robins, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I expected better quality and an outstanding show considering where we were. It was more like a watching a documentary on tv than viewing the skies and the solar system. I wasn't the only one who fell asleep. Our planetarium in Macon, Georgia is much more exciting.

Thank Pithugger22
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Went to see a show Asteroids: Mission Extreme. Very interesting and suprisingly good image quality. There are some free exhibitions as well and they are quite intersting. Worth a visit.

Thank Mateusz G

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Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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