Royal Observatory Greenwich

 
 
ADDRESS
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 9NF
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
10am-5pm
 
PRICES
Adult FREE, Child FREE | There may be a separate charge for some special exhibitions.
 

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Royal Observatory GreenwichThis museum of time and space was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It marks the site of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian - the base point for World Time and the site of Longitude 0. If you time it right, you can watch the timeball drop at 13:00 each day. Between them, the

 

Royal Observatory Greenwich events

 
Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The YearInsight Astronomy Photographer Of The YearInsight Astronomy Photographer Of The YearThe winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich which showcases some incredible images of the sky, from within our solar system and far into deep space. Images on display include winners from all the categories: Aurorae, Skyscapes (sponsored by Insight Investment), Peopl2016-02-06T00:00:00+00002016-06-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  18th September 2015 to 26th June 2016
The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich which showcases some incredible images of the sky, from within our solar system and far into deep space. Images on display include winners from all the categories: Aurorae, Skyscapes (sponsored by Insight Investment), Peopl... More about this event
 
Think Space Lecture: Understanding Star Formation In GalaxiesThink Space Lecture: Understanding Star Formation In GalaxiesTalk about light in space by Dr Marchetti.2016-02-09T17:15:00+00002016-02-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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On Soon
Think Space Lecture: Understanding Star Formation In Galaxies
Out Of This World: Mighty MoonOut Of This World: Mighty MoonFind out about the science of the Moon in the planetarium, discover past, present and future missions to explore the Moon in an interactive science quiz.2016-02-15T10:30:00+00002016-02-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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Out Of This World: Mighty Moon
Introduction To AstrophysicsIntroduction To AstrophysicsA beginner's course in the subject.2016-02-23T19:00:00+00002016-03-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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Introduction To Astrophysics
Practical Observing For BeginnersPractical Observing For BeginnersA chance to learn the basics of the activity.2016-02-23T19:00:00+00002016-03-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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Practical Observing For Beginners
Think Space LectureThink Space LectureA talk on space by an astrophysicist.2016-03-01T17:15:00+00002016-03-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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On Soon
Think Space Lecture
Think Space Lecture: Dark Mysteries Of The UniverseThink Space Lecture: Dark Mysteries Of The UniverseAstrophysicist Roberto Trotta gives an illustrated talk on Dark Matter and Energy.2016-03-22T17:15:00+00002016-03-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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Think Space Lecture: Dark Mysteries Of The Universe
Out Of This World: Venture To VenusOut Of This World: Venture To VenusA chance to learn about the planet.2016-03-28T10:00:00+01002016-03-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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Out Of This World: Venture To Venus
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
North Greenwich Tube Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Maze Hill Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Greenwich Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Alternative Museums nearest Royal Observatory Greenwich

Nearest to Royal Observatory Greenwich
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Queen's House
London > Attractions > Museums
Park Row, SE10 | Same location as Royal Observatory Greenwich
As far as royal residences go, the Queen's House is a modest palace - an appealing, but simple, bright white, classical, Palladian villa flanked by colonnades. ... More
 
 
 
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National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, SE10 | Same location as Royal Observatory Greenwich
The £15 million Peter Harrison Planetarium opened in 2007, a beautiful cone-shaped addition to the Royal Observatory designed by architects Allies and Morrison. This 120-seat, state-of-the-art ... More
 
 
 
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Fan Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Crooms Hill, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
This unique museum houses the world's finest collection of fans including exquisite examples from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Fan Museum is housed in a ... More
 
 
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Royal Observatory Greenwich

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Royal Observatory Greenwich
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Greenwich
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
SE10 | 3 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The London Borough of Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames. Rich in maritime history, Greenwich also has an outstanding architectural heritage. ... More
 
 
 
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
King William Walk, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cutty Sark
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 6 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The restoration of the Cutty Sark has seen £50 million spent on the famous tea clipper ship which was damaged by fire on 21 May 2007. ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Near Royal Observatory Greenwich
Today Only
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Blunderbus Theatre Company (Ages 3-7)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 6th February 2016 - 2pm
Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Music, puppetry and storytelling....More
 
 
 
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Tea Tasting
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 6th February 2016 at 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 6 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Discover the story of tea....More
 
 
 
Now On
Family Fun Weekend: Mischievous Monkeys
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February 2016 at 11.30am-1.30pm and 2pm-4pm
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 6 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Make an animal mask or a mischievous paper monkey....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Near Royal Observatory Greenwich
Greenwich Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Crooms Hill, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Greenwich Theatre has had a long and complicated past. The building which houses the theatre was originally two houses flanking the Rose and Crown public ... More
 
 
 
Peter De Wit's Jazz Cafe
London > Entertainment >
23 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Proud for their homemade food since 1988, the jazz cafe proclaims they are 'All day breakfast, afternoon tea, sausage and mash and jazz'. The music is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment >
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | 6 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is located inside the lower hold of the Cutty Sark tea clipper, one of the world's most famous boats on permanent ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Royal Observatory Greenwich

The best shops and markets near Royal Observatory Greenwich
Greenwich Market
London > Shopping > Markets
College Approach, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Greenwich boasts a number of glorious markets offering a variety of traditional, hand-crafted goods, antiques, clothing and food stalls. The craft market is held ... More
 
 
 
Rococo
London > Shopping > Florists
7 Nelson Road, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Flowers ... More
 
 
 
Pickwick Papers & Fabrics
London > Shopping > House and Garden
6 Nelson Road, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Paint and wallpaper... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Royal Observatory Greenwich

What are the best dining options near Royal Observatory Greenwich London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spread Eagle
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1-2 Stockwell Street, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
In spite of its name, its Victorian pub exterior and an interesting collection of Greenwich memorabilia, the Spread Eagle is not a pub, or even a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Trafalgar Tavern
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Old Brewery
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
A mix of experimental brewery, cafe, restaurant and heritage site, the Grade II listed Old Brewery is a seven days a week operation. It's also only ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Near Royal Observatory Greenwich
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
 
 
 
University of Greenwich School of Law
London > Education > Law
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
... More
 
 
 
Greenwich School of Management
London > Education > Business Faculties
Meridian House, Royal Hill, SE10 | 7 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Student support ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Greenwich gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ... More
 
 
 
Globe Rowing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Trafalger Rowing Centre, Crane Street, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Rowing ... More
 
 
 
Arches Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
80 Trafalgar Road, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Very well equipped fitness centre. Fitness pool for lane swimmers. Leisure pool. Fitness classes. Winner of the Fitness Industry Association's Flame Award ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Royal Observatory Greenwich

The best pubs near London Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Du Musee Café
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The pub achieved notoriety selling whitebait (still on the menu) but now the Trafalgar Tavern is a refreshment point for the capital's many visitors. It's hardly ... More
 
 
 
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The Royal Albert
London > Nightlife > Pubs
460 New Cross Road, Deptford, SE14 | 21 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Freehouse very well received by the locals who include Goldsmith's Art College students and indie kids. Under its previous guise (as the Paradise Bar), Bloc Party, ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Greenwich clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Royal Observatory Greenwich.
National Maritime Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich, SE10 | Same location as Royal Observatory Greenwich
Located in the heart of Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum has a monumental mission: to showcase mankind's association with the sea. The collection dates back to ... More
 
 
 
Devonport House
London > Business > Venue Hire
King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 | 3 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
... More
 
 
 
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 

Alternate names and popular misspellings for Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Greenwich, Royal Observatory Grenwich
 
 

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APT Shots 2016 - Mind Out
Exhibitions | Until 21st February 2016 

APT Gallery 5.03 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich

This exhibition aims to examine the imaginative, constructed and performative nature of space and how art works can illuminate the ...More

The Blackout
Comedy | Until 25th February 2016 

Up the Creek 5.3 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich

As fifteen comics take to the stage, the audience decide if they can beat the clock and last on stage ...More

Family Fun Weekend: Mischievous Monkeys
Kids Events | Until 7th February 2016 

Cutty Sark 5.3 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Make an animal mask or a mischievous paper monkey....More

Tea Tasting
Kids Events | On 6th February 2016 

Cutty Sark 5.3 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Discover the story of tea....More

Swing Patrol Greenwich - Weekly Swing Dance Classes!
Sporting Events | Until 28th March 2016 

The Trafalgar Tavern 5.49 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Join us for our beginner friendly swing dance class every Monday night at the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich! Have fun, ...More

The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Blunderbus Theatre Company (Ages 3-7)
Theatre | On 6th February 2016 

Greenwich Theatre 5.49 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Music, puppetry and storytelling....More

Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution
Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution
Exhibitions | Until 28th March 2016 

National Maritime Museum 5.6 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich

The National Maritime Museum explores the life of one of history's best-known Londoners, diarist Samuel Pepys, this year with major ...More

 
Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year
Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year
Exhibitions | Until 26th June 2016 

Royal Observatory Greenwich 5.6 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich

The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich ...More

 
 
 
 
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