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London: Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass

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Activity provider: Royal Museums Greenwich

London: Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass

Activity provider: Royal Museums Greenwich

From US$ 30.18 per person

Make the most out of your day with a Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass, which includes the Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark.

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Duration 6 hours
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Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Stand astride the Prime Meridian Line at the home of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
  • Visit the Cutty Shark main deck and marvel at the towering masts and 11 miles of rigging
  • Take the helm at the ship’s wheel and enjoy fabulous views of the River Thames
  • Gain access to The National Maritime Museum and The Queen's House
Full description
Make your way to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, which is located in Greenwich Royal Park. As you do, enjoy dramatic views of London across Greenwich Royal Park, the City of London, and the River Thames. Once inside, pick up an audio guide with ten languages available.  Your visit will begin in the Meridian Courtyard. Stand astride the Prime Meridian Line with one foot in the east and the other in the west at the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The tour will take you through Flamsteed House, where you will walk in the footsteps of the Astronomers Royal. Visit the Octagon Room, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is one of the best preserved Wren interiors in London. See Harrison’s clocks, the inventions that changed the world. Discover the Shepherd Gate Clock mounted outside, which was the first clock to show Greenwich Mean Time to the public. Learn about the discoveries of great scientists and inventors based at, or associated with, the Royal Observatory including Harrison, Newton, Halley, Bradley, Maunder, Harrison, Airy, and Einstein. The bright red Time Ball on top of Flamsteed House is one of the world’s earliest public time signals and was first used in 1833 and still operates today. Do not miss the Great Equatorial Telescope in the huge iconic onion dome, which gave astronomers new views of the universe over 100 years ago Head down the hill towards Cutty Sark, the world’s sole surviving tea clipper, which was celebrated for her record-breaking passages around the globe. Come aboard and experience what it was like to sail this much-loved national icon. Initially built for the China tea trade and launched in 1869, Cutty Sark’s original wooden planks and iron frames have been meticulously conserved. As part of an ambitious six-year conservation project, the ship was raised over three meters, giving visitors the unique opportunity to stand directly underneath this world wonder and see her elegant lines and ground-breaking design. It has now been developed into an award-winning museum and visitor experience. Your entrance ticket will allow you to explore her in full. Discover what life was like on board a true survivor of the seas. See the sailors' quarters and take the helm at the ship's wheel. Stand on the main deck and marvel at the towering masts and 11 miles of rigging and enjoy fabulous views of the River Thames. Continue to The Queen's House, a pioneering piece of 17th-century architecture designed by Inigo Jones. View the spectacular art, architecture, and history of this beautiful royal villa. Be sure to stop by The National Maritime Museum, the largest museum of its type in the world. There you'll discover epic stories of exploration and endeavour that helped shaped the world.
Includes
  • Entrance fee to the Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark
  • Downloadable interactive guide at both attractions
  • Access to The National Maritime Museum & The Queen's House
  • Food or drink
  • Access to special exhibitions or guided tours at The Queen's House and National Maritime Museum

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The Royal Observatory is located on Blackheath Avenue, London, SE10 8XJ. The Cutty Sark is located on King William Walk, London SE10 9HT.

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Know before you go

  • Entry to The Queen's House and to the National Maritime Museum is free of charge except for special exhibitions and guided tours
  • All sites open at 10 AM and close at 5 PM (last entry at 4 PM)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 97 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5

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Fairly easy to use website to book The Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark. But we would have given 5 stars if the instructions to exchange the vouchers for tickets hadn't said this needed to be done at the Altazimuth Pavillion (which hardly anyone has heard of anyway). This is totally misleading because you exchange them at the ticket offices of the Royal Observatory or the Cutty Sark. We spent many wasted minutes because of this but overall we enjoyed both attractions.

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August 26, 2022

Great day but worth it! Greenwich Observatory: about 2 hours We learned a lot of interesting things (for those who love science) and it is worth it because we go up to go there and well on foot! The Cutty Sark: very beautiful boat! (3/4 hour approx.) The Marine Museum which is "next door" and free (yet not specially offered) is to do. The Royal English Navy anyway! Trafalgar, Nelson, Cook, but also Asian, Western navy, etc ... very beautiful models, paintings, figures of prow, etc ... And playful corners for the children The boat "cruise" to go to Greenwich is an excellent option because joined the useful, transport, to the pleasure of a cruise to see the monuments of London;)

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January 1, 2020

Great activity especially if the weather is clear, because from Greenwich there is a magnificent view of the villa. For Cutty Sark, I would recommend taking a guided tour! The history of the boat is inspiring. The return or go to Greenwich can be done by boat and I highly recommend it.

October 24, 2019

Product ID: 145521