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All You Need to Know About Royal Observatory Greenwich Opening Hours

Royal Observatory Greenwich Timings

Royal Observatory Greenwich Opening Hours
  • General Timings: Open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM.
  • Last Admission: Last entry is at 4:15 PM.

What's the Best Time to Visit Royal Observatory Greenwich?

Royal Observatory Greenwich Opening Hours

Peak Season vs Low Season

Peak Season: May - September, Low Season: October - April

During the peak season (May to September), Royal Observatory Greenwich has the highest amount of visitors. The weather is generally pleasant, but due to this, there are larger crowds and longer queues. Accommodation and travel expenses may also be higher during this period.

During the low season (October to April), however, you can have a quieter and more relaxed visit. Due to the colder weather, the museum sees fewer crowds. Accommodation and travel prices are typically lower during this time as well.

Royal Observatory Greenwich Opening Hours

Weekday vs Weekend

Weekdays are generally less crowded at Royal Observatory Greenwich, which will allow you to enjoy a more peaceful experience with less wait times. Visit right after the attraction opens, at 10 AM or in the late afternoon, around 3 PM so as to avoid the peak visitor times.

The attraction tends to be at its busiest on weekends, especially during peak tourist seasons. If you're planning to visit on a weekend, beat the crowds by arriving early in the morning.




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How Long Should I Spend at the Royal Observatory Greenwich?

The ideal duration to fully enjoy the Royal Observatory Greenwich experience is around 2 to 3 hours. This will allow you to delve into the fascinating world of astronomy and history without feeling rushed. Begin with a walk around the exhibits, taking in the astronomical artifacts and the Prime Meridian line. Make time for a planetarium show if available.

Frequently Asked Questions About Royal Observatory Greenwich Opening Hours

What are the opening hours of Royal Observatory Greenwich?

Royal Observatory Greenwich is open from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Is Royal Observatory Greenwich open every day?

Yes, Royal Observatory Greenwich is open daily.

Are there any specific timings for last admission to Royal Observatory Greenwich?

The last entry into Royal Observatory Greenwich is at 4:15 PM.

How long should I spend at Royal Observatory Greenwich?

It is ideal to spend 2-3 hours at Royal Observatory Greenwich to explore all its attractions.

When is the best time to visit Royal Observatory Greenwich?

The best time to visit Royal Observatory Greenwich is during weekdays in the mornings, when the attraction opens, or during late afternoon to avoid crowds and have a relaxed experience.

Is the Royal Observatory Greenwich open on public holidays?

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is closed from 24-26 December but remains open mostly during all other public holidays.