The home of time re-opens in early August
Soon you will be available to once more visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. Home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s Planetarium.
Check what’s open
The Royal Observatory is opening to all visitors from 3 August. The sailing ship Cutty Sark is also open now: if you buy a Day Explorer pass, you can visit both historic Greenwich attractions together and save 20%.
Due to current government guidelines, the Peter Harrison Planetarium is still currently closed to visitors. However, Royal Observatory astronomers are hosting regular virtual planetarium shows and live astronomy Q&A sessions online. Book a free session now.
Book in advance
Your safety is our first priority. To help us ensure social distancing and make sure you have the space you need to explore our sites safely, all visitors, including Members, are now required to pre-book their tickets in advance.
The Royal Observatory has put measures in place across all their sites to make them as safe as possible for both visitors and staff. These include:
- Reduced capacity and one way routes at our sites to ensure we can maintain social distancing
- Increased cleaning regime
- Sanitiser stations
- Card payments only
- Screens at all our cash desks
- Online bookings only
- Some interactives, touch screens and audioguides will be unavailable