Peter Harrison Planetarium

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Take a trip through space at the Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich

There are no better places to visit in London to explore the stars than at the Peter Harrison Planetarium! Tickets are delivered instantly via email and SMS and you won't find a better price online. 

  • Visit London's only operational planetarium 
  • Sit back in a state-of-the-art planetarium and watch world-class displays
  • Explore the stars in a live show hosted by astronomers
  • Enjoy a rotation of fascinating and in-depth planetarium shows

Located in the Royal Observatory of Greenwich, why not combine your visit to the planetarium with a visit to the historic site where GMT and the Prime Meridian originate? 

You could even make a day of it if you also get the Royal Museums of Greenwich Day Pass, where you can visit the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House gallery all in one ticket! 

Enjoy one of the best things to do in Greenwich when you make a visit to the Peter Harrison Planetarium

Blast off into a journey through space and gain fascinating insights into the universe in a live planetarium show presented by astronomers from the Royal Observatory. London's only operational planetarium, this is a must-see destination for space enthusiasts of all ages. 

This state-of-the-art 120-seat planetarium features captivating shows throughout the day that explore the night sky, the lives of stars, the planets in our solar system and the many satellites that orbit our planet. 

Combining real images from spacecraft and telescopes with advanced CGI, the Peter Harrison Planetarium will transport you into the universe without you having to leave your seat.

Join Royal Observatory astronomers and leading scientists on a fascinating journey into space, featuring live planetarium shows, interactive science sessions and much more!

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How to find us

By bus: 

The following buses stop near the Royal Observatory Greenwich and Peter Harrison Planetarium: 53, 54, 202 and 380.

By train and underground: 

The nearest rail stations are Greenwich and Maze Hill. Direct trains run to these stations from London Cannon Street and London Bridge. 

If you are using the London Underground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will take you straight to Cutty Sark station. The DLR connects with other Underground lines at Bank, Tower Gateway and Stratford stations.

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Children under five can only be admitted to certain community shows, babies must be held and can be admitted for free. 

Ted's Space Adventure is recommended for families with children aged 3-7. Older or younger siblings of any age will be admitted, provided parents understand the fact that the show may not be suitable for them. Adults without children will not be admitted to Ted’s Space Adventure.

All other public shows are recommended for adults and families with children aged 7+. The planetarium will admit younger siblings aged five and above to these shows, provided parents understand the fact that the show may not be suitable for them. Under 5's will not be admitted.

No food and drink is permitted inside the planetarium. 

Photography and recording is forbidden during shows. 

There is a dedicated buggy park in the foyer for pushchairs and prams, but these may not be taken into the planetarium itself. 

Please note that there are no cloakroom facilities available. 

You do not need a Royal Observatory ticket to visit the planetarium, but if you would like also to visit the historic observatory then you can book a separate ticket here

If you'd also like to visit The Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House, then buy the Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass

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