Peter Harrison Planetarium
The Royal Observatory
TfL Fare Zone 2
The display centrepiece is a 120 seat state-of-the-art planetarium - the only one in London. The planetarium was named after its major private donor and its website well describes why you should visit:
"Think of a planetarium 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, all projected onto a fully immersive dome, 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.
The Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Old Greenwich Royal Observatory, Greenwich is now London’s only planetarium, and features state-of-the-art HD projection technology, visualisations based on real scientific data and real astronomers."
There are different shows depending on the day of the week and time of the year – check out what is available on the Planetarium web site before planning your visit.
Plan Your Visit
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There is restricted entry for children - only children aged 5+ and accompanied by an adult will be admitted. Under-5s get free entry to Cutty Sark Sailing Clipper, Flamsteed House and the Meridian Line at the Old Greenwich Royal Observatory, and to special exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum.
The Astronomy Centre galleries and the Planetarium are fully accessible via a lift. Wheelchair spaces at the Planetarium are limited and pre-booking is recommended.
Planetarium Ticket Prices & Show Times
To avoid disappointment, we strongly advise that you pre-book tickets.
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)2088 584 422
+44 (0)2083 126 565 - Recorded information line
TfL Fare Zone 2 Transport for London Journey Planner
We recommend that the visitor use the TfL Journey Planner to get to Greenwich
- from Greenwich Township
The Planetarium is located next door to the Old Royal Observatory
There are two ways to walk to the Planetarium from Greenwich Township - It is quite a climb up the hill, but is well worth it.
- By taking the well signed walking path through Greenwich Park and then by climbing the steep stairs to the top (the quickest route – about 25 minutes from Greenwich station).
- Then there is the motor vehicle free road - (The Avenue) from St Mary’s Gate which climbs the hill in an anti clockwise direction and reaches the Planetarium after passing the ‘Royal Park Pavilion Tea House’ – a welcome break for those with a slower pace - and don't we know it!
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