Royal Museums Greenwich

Historically Greenwich was associated with the land, sea and navigation. A waypoint and destination for the Romans; and the private residence of Henry VIII. The Royal Greenwich is Her Majesty the Queens formally approved Royal Museum; a combination of four historical museums, the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, the Royal Observatory and the Cutty Sark. Combined in 2012 under one name “The Royal Museums Greenwich” to highlight the importance of the relationship between people, sea, ships, time and the stars.

The Royal Greenwich is also located on a meridian line where the term Greenwich Time (GMT) is named for and Prime meridian, which is in two hemispheres. Plan a full day, have a little fun and stand in two time zones, see and touch a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite, travel to the starts in London’s only and finest planetarium.

With a great variety of national treasures on display, and special exhibitions, there is always something new and exciting to see.

Opening Times: The Museum sites are open daily between 10.00–17.00, last admission 16.30 (Cutty Sark 16.00).

Ticket cost: Determined on the given event see official website for more details.

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Nearest Train Station:  Greenwich and Maze Hill

The nearest Docklands Light Railway: Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich more info

Opening Times: Daily between 10.00–17.00, last admission 16.30 (Cutty Sark 16.00).

Thursday late closing: The Sammy Ofer Wing and ground floor galleries of the National Maritime Museum stay open late till 20.00 on Thursdays, including the Shop and Museum Café.

Closures: All Museum sites are closed 24–26 December, close early on 31 Dec, and open at midday on 1 Jan.

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