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Royal Observatory Greenwich

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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
Greenwich
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is an observatory situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames. It played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and is best known for the fact that the prime meridian passes through it, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnCasey29
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the boat from the Embankment along the Thames with th good friends and had the most wonderful morning exploring . It’s fantastic that it’s so easily accessible

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lesbaird
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Naively thought the prime meridian and royal Observatory were 2 separate options. You have to pay an entrance to the royal observatory to stand on and take a pic of the prime meridian. The museum is small (slightly claustrophobic for me). The museum is interesting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MSethi2905
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you book online you can get a great deal with the cutty sark for £19 per Adult.after the climb we got to the entrance and Wow what a view over the city, the audio guide is in different languages so should be great for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Clivey57
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great display of the history of astronomy and measuring time. Interesting, well maintained museum. Can be busy, so be patient. Can be a bit of strenuous walk up the hill for those who are unfit. Do take a walk around the park. I caught the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank NLO123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up with extra time so our driver took us to Greenwich. My three teenagers were fascinated with the Prime Meridian and Greenwich Mean Time. The exhibits were fabulous as was Christopher Wren's octagon. It is a World Heritage site and provides a beautiful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank ThoughtsFromAPage
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you are a real astronomy enthusiast the cost of entry is WAY WAY WAY too high just to see the Prime Meridian line which is what most people are there for given the queue to get photos.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank john3136
Reviewed 1 week ago

The observatory is situated on the top of a hill in the picturesque district of greenwich. you can go there by underground and then dlr (train). Visit the cutty shark ship which is at the pier and then start walking up the green hill. From...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank MariaL3877
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I paid £30 to enter the very limited museum, I visited many years ago and yes it is a great attraction and very interesting but I feel the entry price is far too high, there is as much of interest in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DrSHoward
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Harrison clocks and watches were instrumental in the history of navigation, allowing sailors to accurate plot their longitude. The fact these clocks are still running today and keeping accurate time are a monument to the work of this man. Nice exhibit and you get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Greenwich
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
...More
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JillThompson02
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Views are great BUT you are outdoors very cold and damp even when it is dry...
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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
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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
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