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Royal Observatory Greenwich

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Royal Observatory Greenwich Entrance Ticket
From US$19.44*
Royal Observatory Greenwich Entrance Ticket
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The prime meridian, zero degrees longitude, runs through the courtyard of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, which was founded in 1675 by King Charles II.
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Blackheath Avenue, London SE10 8EJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a taxi to the top of the hill as it’s quite a steep walk but very worthwhile however you arrive. So much to learn about navigation and the need to calculate longitude to prevent ships becoming lost and so many lives being lost...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrQuiet1949
Reviewed 1 week ago

A definite must if you go to England. Soaring buildings with elegant interiors, it is a place to spend the day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bretjina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum dedicated to observation of stars, navigation and time tracking. Many interesting and surprising related instruments - for example, dolphins on the photo are a solar clock. Friendly staff - we were invited to take a look on the big telescope and to stay...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rolshchikov-Dmitry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to an evening with the stars, held on a Friday and Saturday evening in the winter. It was a gift voucher, but it is a long walk up the hill from the tube in the darkness (no street lighting). But it was so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Coopper29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked past the impressive ship Cutty Sark directly uphill to the Royal Observatory where we explored all the buildings, time pieces, telescopes, the Octagon Room and the Camera Obscura. Then we walked back down to the Queen’s House and took in all the paintings...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jazzbeau1130
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Observatory itself is in the middle of a park, so the taxi dropped us off at the entrance to the park and it took us about 10 minutes of walking to get to the actual observatory. It was a pretty easy walk, except the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank bostonben10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in to the Royal Observatory. Entry fee is £15 for main section, but we visited the planetarium and enjoyed the exhibits there for free. Lots of things for kids to do. Touch the 4.5 billion year old meteorite next to the foyer. Pretty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time here with friends. The ticket prices are a bit steep with an adult ticket costing £17. The museum itself is quite small but very interesting. The views of London from the hill are absolutely stunning. If you don't like stairs,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank awkwardturtle2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And absolutely wonderful morning spent learning about world time and astronomy. Of course I had to take a selfie straddling the zero Meridian line! So pleased I had this on my itinerary when visiting London.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sasmo17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view from here is absolutely amazing. Also a must visit place to see the prime meridian. It’s a great place to get good pictures of London from the top of the hill.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank aniket91
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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
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7 September 2018|
Response from 384deano | Reviewed this property |
Views are great BUT you are outdoors very cold and damp even when it is dry...
30 July 2018|
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Response from YvoVandenbempt | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I bought a combined ticket at the entrance of the Cutty Sark museum. This included axess to the Cutty Sark sailship and the Royal Observatory and it was more cost effective than buying two separate tickets. I don't think... More
Kate H
17 July 2018|
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Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
I think I would start with a one off visit first. There is plenty to see there but it might not all be of interest to an 11 year old, kids being the fickle creatures they are you could pay a lot of money and then they... More