Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre

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Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre

Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The area
Neighborhood: Greenwich
Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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futtock21
London, UK11,094 contributions
One of the most impressive tourist information centres anywhere
May 2021 • Solo
Where else but Greenwich is what Is essentially a tourist information centre set in a Georgian building with palladian columns. In front a statue of Sir Walter Raleigh and a cannon. Inside a bookshop, an information and ticket desk, but also a permanent exhibition about the architecture of Greenwich with models of parts of buildings that were actually built as well as a dome for the Royal Naval College which was not. Access to the adjoining g bar and restaurant is currently blocked but both can be accessed through the grounds instead.
Written June 15, 2021
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Jo K
Worcester, UK6,227 contributions
Good place to start
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you are in Greenwich, this is a good place to start.
It's pretty impressive information centre, biggest I've seen.
Written February 27, 2020
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Cindy C
Grand Rapids, MI124 contributions
Find the Walking Tour at 12:15
Jul 2019 • Solo
I didn't spend much time in this building except to pay for my tour and meet the guide. It was an excellent tour for an hour and a half (10 pounds). The guide was well prepared and told us tons of interesting info we could not have found on our own.
guides@greenwichtours.co.uk
Written July 17, 2019
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griffsmum
Helensvale, Australia68 contributions
First Class Visitors Centre
Jun 2019 • Family
Stepping off the Ferry to visit Greenwich we came upon the Visitor Centre and thought we might just pop in to get an idea of what there was to see. It was our good fortune to be greeted by Gordon, one of the volunteers. Such a kind, interesting and knowledgable guide. He spent around half an hour with us, a family of four, and gave us an informative insight on the history surrounding us.
A great introduction to the Royal Naval College and the Maritime Museum. It should be the first place that all visitors attend to give them an overview of Greenwich and its history.
Written July 2, 2019
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK23,073 contributions
Start Your Greenwich Visit Here
Mar 2019 • Couples
Very impressive Visitor Centre, situated within part of the Old Royal Naval College Building. Very good exhibits and information boards, plus racks of leaflets. Helpful and efficient staff are there to guide you. This should be your start out point for any visit to Greenwich.
Written March 14, 2019
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Veerle V
Antwerp, Belgium225 contributions
Good starting point
Jan 2019 • Friends
You can do free walking tours from here. We had a great guide, who gave a lot of information and background stories. It gives a good idea of the area.
Written January 30, 2019
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itchyfeet2014
Glasgow, UK2,081 contributions
Very good centr
Nov 2018
Helpful staff and plenty of information, maps, leaflets available. We were also able to top up our Oyster cards here. Great location, near the quay.
Written November 18, 2018
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marftrip
Kernersville, NC242 contributions
Wish I had been able to enjoy it!
Aug 2018 • Solo
There’s actually quite a number of artifacts and exhibits inside the Visitor Center, but the day I visited, it was impossible to enjoy or even focus. My experience started with grumpy staff, and continued with one of the strangest exhibit setups I’ve ever seen (in 30 countries). I don’t expect a museum to be static, and I realize most want interactive displays, but this particular setup has some sort of kid’s interactive activity in almost every individual display throughout the floor. I happened to visit on a Saturday, and although I normally retain much of what I read- I have literally no idea what I saw here. (And I’ve looked forward to Greenwich for some time.) Every time I started reading something, a kid would run up and starting banging on the activity. NOT actually doing the activity-just banging on it while their parents ignored them from across the room. No matter how many times, I moved, it was the same. I cannot remember ever being completely unable to enjoy a museum/exhibit-but apparently, this looked good in paper. Very disappointing.
Written August 8, 2018
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Sachin0408
Varanasi, India936 contributions
Informative and Nice
Aug 2017 • Solo
It was raining when I visited Greenwich but the London weather is highly unpredictable. I entered the Greenwich visitor centre to escape the downpour and I am glad I did. The centre doubles up as a museum as well with a wonderful guided tour.

An interesting place to visit for students but then a little knowledge would do no harm for the grown-ups either.
Written July 9, 2018
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saint014
Epsom, UK8 contributions
Painted ceiling up close and personal
Jun 2018 • Business
Visited The Royal Naval College yesterday and discovered a gem of historical interest. With only 94 days before internal scaffolding comes down, you can climb up to the top (67 stairs or small lift) and get within a couple of feet of the fantastic painted ceiling of the Dinning Hall. A headset is provided and info given by wonderful knowledgable guides, ours was Alex, so look out for him. It is being cleaned and conserved and it is a opportunity to see something that will not happen for another 100 years. There is an interactive child friendly museum on site, that allows adults to play and learn as well.
Written June 29, 2018
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