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Royal Observatory Greenwich

In a nutshell

Kids will have a wonderful time standing at the centre of time, discovering the past, present and future wonders of astronomy.

Address

Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich SE10 8XJ

Contact details

Tel: 0208 3126565

Activity type

Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Science and Technology

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide

£28.00

(based on family of 4)

Royal Observatory Greenwich details...

A great family attraction in the heart of Greenwich, the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World. Also home to London’s only planetarium, the Harrison timekeepers and the 28-inch telescope, the largest of its kind in the UK. Kids will have a wonderful time standing at the centre of time, discovering the past, present and future wonders of astronomy and even see if they can find signs of alien life with the Great Equatorial telescope.

Stand astride two hemispheres on the Prime Meridian Line, see pioneering inventions and the UK’s largest refracting telescope. Visit the Planetarium and Astronomy Centre and journey into space. Meet astronomers and journey through the universe from the comfort of your seat, explore and unravel the mysteries of the cosmos at the Weller Astronomy Galleries and get your hands on a 4.5 billion year-old meteorite! School visits are welcomed at the Royal Observatory. Students are offered an inspiring, curriculum- linked experience, with opportunities to meet astronomers, engage with cutting-edge science and discover and explore the big ideas of the universe. The Royal Observatory offers a wide range of facilities for visiting schools including the Time Galleries and the Peter Harrison Planetarium.



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