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All reviews meridian line prime meridian cutty sark steep climb flamsteed house harrison clocks john harrison western hemisphere planetarium shows canary wharf audio guide thames clipper interesting place walk up london skyline entrance fee well worth the visit
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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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
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 there are combined tickets for the Royal Observatory and the Planetarium. The Planetarium is located close to the R.O. but requires a separate ticket, hence the full price has to be paid.
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
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 consider it boring.