Royal Museums Greenwich is home to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the iconic tea clipper Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House art gallery. All attractions are located within easy walking distance of each other within a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Greenwich Village and the museums are easy to reach by Tube, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and Overground train, as well as the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers riverboat service. With so many things to see and do in Greenwich, it is a great place for a day out with the family.
Venture onto one of the world's most famous ships and the last surviving tea clipper. Part of world heritage site Maritime Greenwich, Cutty Sark has a rich history that can be explored by walking along the many decks and passageways. Don't miss special events and activities throughout the year.
Stand with a foot in each hemisphere and explore how great scientists first mapped the seas and the stars at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Now a museum, it's home to the Prime Meridian Line, the UK’s largest refracting telescope, a 4.5 billion year-old asteroid and London’s only planetarium.Read More: Royal Observatory Greenwich
The National Maritime Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world. Learn about Britain's encounters with the world at sea, the Royal Navy, and the life of great British hero Admiral Horatio Nelson, and see the uniform he wore when he was fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar.Read More *: National Maritime Museum *
Travel to the stars at London’s only planetarium, part of the Royal Observatory's modern Astronomy Centre. Experience the wonders of the night sky with a number of shows that could fly you into the heart of the Sun, transport you to distant galaxies, show you the birth of a star or land you on Mars.Read More: Peter Harrison Planetarium
Queen's House * Free
For a regal day out, head to the Queen's House to enjoy more than 400 years of stunning art, architecture and royal history. Built as a "house of delight" for James I's wife, Anne of Denmark, this royal villa was designed by Inigo Jones in 1616 and is Britain's first classical building.Read More *: Queen's House *