Planetarium – Shows every 45 minutes from 12.30pm. Adults £8
The Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Royal Observatory is London’s only planetarium.
Combining real images from spacecraft and telescopes with advanced CGI, the Planetarium can 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!
Royal Observatory – Open daily from 10am – 5pm. Adults £9
Charles II established the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park in 1675 to study the stars and improve navigation at sea. You can see the clocks John Harrison developed to solve the problem of longitude here and stand astride the dividing point between east and west – the Meridian line. There’s lots more to see as well, including a 4.5 billion year old meteorite, the Great Equatorial Telescope and Greenwich Time Ball, which drops every day at 1.00pm.
Cutty Sark – Open daily from 10am – 5pm. Adults £12.15
Cutty Sark is the last remaining tea clipper and, in her day, was one of the fastest ships in the world.
During the 19th century, clipper ships would compete with each other to see who could get the first crop of fresh tea from China to the UK and Cutty Sark was one of the main contenders.
The ship has been in Greenwich since 1954 and was conserved between 2007 and 2012. She has been raised three meters above the dock which means you can walk underneath her sparkling hull!
Old Royal Navel College – Open daily from 10am – 5pm. Free Entry
The Old Royal Naval College started life as the Royal Hospital for Seamen and it was built to provide a retirement home for veteran sailors. The buildings were laid out by Sir Christopher Wren on the site of the old Tudor Palace where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. The Royal Navy took over the site in 1873 and stayed for the next 124 years. Today, the site is home to the University of Greenwich and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Visit the baroque Chapel and go up to see the roof of the fabulous Painted Hall.
Important to note : A ticket for the Royal Observatory, Meridien Line, Cutty Sark and the free museums can be bought in advance online from just £15.