OLD ROYAL OBSERVATORY
Greenwich, London SE10 tel 0181 312 6565

In 1884 the International Meridian Conference adopted 'the centre of the Transit instrument at the Observatory at Greenwich' the :Prime Meridian of the World - Longitude 0 - and the basis of the International Time Zone System ..... See the fascinating history of this building and its exhibits in the middle of Greenwich Park, details


The meridian line running through the building

 

Location
Inside Greenwich Park (up a steep hill if coming via the town entrance) Greenwich off A2, parking in upper part of park. By rail to Greenwich from Charing Cross, Waterloo & London Bridge. By bus 177 180 188 199. By river from Westminster, Charing Cross and Tower Piers
Opening Times
10am-5pm closed 24 25 26 Dec
Admission Prices
Adults £5.50 Children £3.00 (includes admission into National Maritime Museum & Queens House)

 

 

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
Greenwich, London SE10 tel 0181 312 6565

Large collection of naval artifacts including the most comprehensive display of Admiral Lord Nelson items. Next to it the Queens House, regarded as one of the most important buildings in English architecture.

 


Location
Entrance inside Greenwich Park, town level. Greenwich off A2, parking in uper part of park. By rail to Greenwich from Charing Cross, Waterloo & London Bridge. By bus 177 180 188 199. By river from Westminster, Charing Cross and Tower Piers
Opening Times
10am-5pm closed 24 25 26 Dec
Admission Prices
Adults £5.50 Children £3.00 (includes admission into Old Royal Observatory & Queens House)

 

 

On the waterside section of Greenwich the clipper CUTTY SARK is docked, as well as the Gypsy Moth 1V. Further along the incredibly beautiful ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE is open to admire. SEE THIS PAGE. Or, information in text only format

 

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