People sit in awe under the stars projected on the ceiling of the Peter Harrison Planetarium.

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The Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Royal Observatory is London’s only planetarium. Think of it as a tour bus of the universe taking you on amazing journeys to explore and experience the wonders of the night sky.

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!

There are different shows every day plus special shows for kids and some have live commentary from real-life Royal Observatory astronomers.

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • British Sign Language
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Ear defenders available
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Staff Qualified in Deaf Awareness Training
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only - Card payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Interactive displays closed
  • One way system
  • Online booking only
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Groups

  • Coach parking - There is free coach parking adjacent to the A2 in Blackheath at Charlton Way Coach Park which is close to the Royal Observatory via a short walk through the Blackheath gate of Greenwich Park.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Passenger lift
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Single sex groups welcomed

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Map & Directions

Peter Harrison Planetarium

Type:Sightseeing Attraction

Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, London, SE10 8XJ
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Tel+44 (0)20 8312 6608

Awards

  • Other AwardsVisit Greenwich Partner Visit Greenwich Partner 2021

Opening Times

Wednesday - Sunday (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)*
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Friday10:30 - 16:00
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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