Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre

Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre

Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre
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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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veronica l
Northumberland, UK92 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Having visited Greenwich many times I usually visit this centre for uptodate infomation - there has always been a small exhibition and 'public toilets ' were a plus too. Today however I found that the small cafe counter had been moved nearer to the shop and the ticket counter was in the centre of the small museum with tapes lead you to it. I tried to go past to use the 'public toilets' but was stopped. Apparently you have to pay £3 now for entrance to the exhibition ( with access to the public toilets ) . As I had seen the exhibiton previously I wasnt going to pay £3 just to use the toilet facilities - very sharp practise indeed - disgraceful!
Written September 29, 2023
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Christine G
16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
You now need to pay to enter the Visitors Centre and to use the cafe and toilets? Despicible! A few other visitors were amazed to see that the entrance was blocked by a line of Tapes steering you towards the Ticket desk. There was no other entrance.
Written August 7, 2023
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collegecounselor
Lawrence, KS62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
Take the boat down the Thames for a great view of the city, disembark at Greenwich and walk directly to the visitor center for orientation, great exhibits, clean restrooms, and helpful staff. For goodness sake, don't visit Greenwich without walking up the hill to the Observatory - very best views of London, great photo opportunities around every corner, and so much history!
Written July 29, 2012
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Fiver75
Melbourne, Australia12,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Solo
The Tourist Information area is off to the side of this wonderful and very interactive centre. They provide plenty of details for tourists about the area, as well as free maps. The Centre contains all sorts of exhibits to do with Greenwich’s rich past, most of which allow and encourage some form of interaction – brilliant for the kids! A very interesting, helpful and family friendly place. Start your trip to Greenwich here!
Written August 24, 2011
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Cindy C
Grand Rapids, MI133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Australia81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Nick L
London, England, United Kingdom22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
This is a must-see for visitors to Greenwich as the exhibits show a lot about the maritime and other history.
Written August 12, 2016
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Victoriia C
Jerusalem, Israel47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
I was very glad that I discovered this place online while planning a day at Greenwich.

First of all - it is free.
I loved it a lot, so I donated several pounds, but it is absolutely optional.

It has amazing displays related to Greenwich palace that once stood nearby: displays with items recovered from the remains of the palace, displays that explain the connection of different kings and queens to the palace, displays that describe the palace.

It also home to TIC - Tourist Information Center.
Besides lots of information about nearby attractions and activities they also offer Greenwich tours at 12:15 and 14:15.
There is no need to book, you just show up and pay.
The tours at 12:15 and 14:15 are a little different.
Tour at 14:15, which we took, includes a visit at the Painted Hall and the Chapel, among other things.
The tour lasted around 1.5 hours and was very interesting, it mentioned many places at Greenwich and included some interesting information (for example: what Cutty Sark means? how a queen affected Christopher When architecture?)
Link to tours page:
http://www.greenwichtours.co.uk/Daily.html

As a bonus, Discover Greenwich Visitor Center also has toilet facilities.

Bottom line: don't miss it when at Greenwich.
Written June 5, 2015
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MRS_J71
Knaresborough, UK56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
We discovered the visitor centre by accident, when our local friend suggested we pop in to use the toilets! It's a great mini-museum with lots of interactive activities and photo opportunities. People of all ages were in there enjoying the experience. We loved the huge portrait wall which has a hidden staircase at the back so visitors can pose in an empty frame.
I'd definitely go here again and would plan time to make a proper visit to the Old Royal Naval College now that I know more about it.
Written September 5, 2014
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jubileebabe53
Preston, United Kingdom35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
Lots of well presented information, for young and old alike. A surprise to find such an interesting centre
Written February 5, 2014
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