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The Royal Observatory Greenwich, London

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Royal Observatory Greenwich re-opens 3rd August.

 

Bring the family for a fascinating visit to the Royal Observatory Greenwich and explore space and time. Picniq can offer a free child place with every paying adult (max. 2).

Stand on the Meridian line at the home of Greenwich Mean Time and take selfies galore and many memory-making moments.  Set in Greenwich's beautiful park, the Royal Observatory is a perfect day out for families with an inquisitive mind. Learn about the site's rich history, the royal heritage and discover the astonishing Peter Harrison Planetarium.

 

Here are 10 must-see attractions to make the most of your visit to the Royal Observatory:

  • Take a selfie on the iconic Meridian Line
  • Discover John Harrison's groundbreaking timepieces that changed the world and solved the longitude problem (you may recognise the name from Only Fools and Horses!)
  • See the mesmerizing live panorama of London seen through the camera obscura
  • Take a journey through space with one of the awe-inspiring planetarium shows
  • Marvel at the UK's largest historic telescope, the Great Equatorial Telescope, the telescope that gave never seen before views of the universe over a century ago
  • Stand in Charles II's magnificent Wren-designed Octagon Room dating from 1675
  • See the first clock to show Greenwich Mean Time to the public when you visit the Shepherd Gate Clock
  • If you time your visit at lunchtime, you will get to see the rare sight of the bright red Time Ball drop, located on top of Flamsteed House. It drops at 1pm every day.
  • Lose yourself in one of the best views of London's skyline, the Thames and across the Royal Park
  • Download the audio guide to your smartphone and learn about the great discoveries made by scientists and inventors that have been linked to the Royal Observatory over the years

 

The Royal Observatory has introduced several measures to ensure your visit is not only enjoyable and educational but also a safe one as well. These include: reduced capacity and one-way routes to ensure social distancing can be maintained throughout, increased cleaning regime, sanitiser stations, taking card payments only, screens at all our cash desks, online bookings only and some interactives, touch screens and audio guides will be unavailable

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