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Journey through time and space at the Royal Observatory this Easter!

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London

Discover fascinating facts about the Universe this Easter at the Royal Observatory Greenwich!

Suitable for 0-100 years

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Discover fascinating facts about the universe this easter at the Royal Observatory!

Treat the family to an unmissable day out at the Royal Observatory and discover the wonders of time and space. Bring your little astronauts in for hours of awe-inspiring science and special astro-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy.

  • Explore the Red Planet in Mars-themed interactive workshops.
  • Discover fascinating facts about the Universe in live science demonstrations and astronomy sessions.
  • Stand on the world-famous Prime Meridian, the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and have one foot in the east and the other foot in the west.
  • Marvel at the Great Equatorial Telescope, the largest of its kind in the UK.
  • Have a go on the Camera Obscura showing Greenwich and the Thames in real time.
  • See out-of-this-world shows in London’s only planetarium and go on a fascinating journey into space.

LittleBird Top Tip

Don’t miss the bright red Time Ball on the top of the Royal Observatory! Arrive before lunch time to see one of the world's earliest public time signals in action.

Dates and Prices


  • Open daily: 10am-5pm
  • See more about opening times here.


General visit

  • Adult: £20
  • Child: £10

Planetarium shows

  • Prices vary 
  • Please note that shows are not included with entry to the Royal Observatory.
Need to Know
  • Suitable for all ages. 
  • Closest Public Transport: Greenwich Station | Cutty Sark DLR | Maze Hill Station | Greenwich Pier
  • See more to Plan Your Visit
How to Redeem
  • Click Buy Now and you will be re-directed to The Royal Observatory website where you can purchase your tickets. 
  • Please book tickets online in advance wherever possible. Timed tickets ensure that visits are spread out throughout the day and capacities are managed effectively. There's no limit to the time you can spend once you're inside. 
  • Limited tickets may be available if you turn up on the day, but to avoid disappointment we strongly advise booking in advance.

Plan your Visit

What makes The Royal Observatory family friendly

Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible

Address and Contact Info

The Royal Observatory
Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich, London
SE10 8JX

Nearest Station: Greenwich Statio, Cutty Sark DLR, Maze Hill Station, Greenwich Pier
Nearest Park: The Old Royal Observatory Garden
from £10