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Peter Harrison Planetarium

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Sky at Night

We visited the Greenwich area to see the Cutty Sark, meridian line and the planetarium. The kids... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2019
CJLV
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Sligo, Ireland
Well worth a visit

You don't have to pay to see a lot of the exhibition, just the show. We saw one about dark matter... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2019
colinb157
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 4 year daughter who - like me - loves learning about the stars and planets. Such a varied programme of films & talks means we’ll definitely return. Our guide was knowledgable and humorous and the show informative. Wonderful to walk through the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First thing to note is that the on the door price is quite expensive. My advice is to become a one year "Royal Museum" Member. You can then take a look at all the Greenwich museums, and prebook tickets to the Planetarium at no additional...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Philip Williams W
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

It was a last minute decision to book a show and I’m so glad we did. The guide was charismatic, funny, knowledgable and passionate about his subject. The experience was absorbing and I throughly enjoyed it. Worth £10 of anyone’s money!!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Butterflysmile
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

Pleasant 30 minutes sat in very comfy seats but if I’m honest I didn’t think it was worth the money. Learnt a few facts but didn’t find it particularly entertaining maybe a different presenter would have made a difference.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DRMTJ
Reviewed May 23, 2019

We went to the sky at night session. The presenter was really entertaining and informative. It's 30 minutes and shows you what you can see in the sky that night, we thought it was brilliant, he explained the constellations, planets, moons, stars and galaxies. Chairs...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lainz9
Reviewed May 15, 2019

Visted the Planetarium and had an excellent talk by a very entertaining presenter. He spoke about the satellites (moons) in the Solar System. Very good indeed.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019

I loved this! I thought it was a great way to spend 30 minutes of my life, especially as its included in our membership which really is fantastic value for money if you're visiting more than once. We've taken our daughter twice now and watched...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank J0diel0u
Reviewed April 30, 2019

We were not expecting much, just the usual 10-15 mins "space movie" show planetariums usually screen. It was nothing of the sort. Instead we were hosted by a great speaker who kept my teenagers fascinated and was quite funny and sarcastic in the typical British...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 6, 2019

We visited the Greenwich area to see the Cutty Sark, meridian line and the planetarium. The kids decided they wanted to see The Sky at Night show, it was really good, the seats were so comfortable and our astronomer was an excellent speaker who explained...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CJLV
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

You don't have to pay to see a lot of the exhibition, just the show. We saw one about dark matter and whilst I have seen much better in terms of viewing planets and stars, it was fascinating. Also worth a visit for the view...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
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Kracatau
July 12, 2019|
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Response from Philip Williams W | Reviewed this property |
I got Royal Museums Greenwich tickets which includes all the museums on Greenwich and various discounts. Worth doing if you can spend a few days in this area.
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PriceChecker87
November 22, 2018|
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Response from snochasr | Reviewed this property |
The Planetarium and Observatory are side by side but separate entrances and tickets. The Prime Meridian is also there and free to see. Unless dozens of Asian tourists are standing on it.
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Hrk1980
September 17, 2018|
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Response from zuppinp3 | Reviewed this property |
Nowhere near Madame Tussauds although they used to be next to each other many years back. Wax works is overpriced and too crowded usually but lots to do in Greenwich for youngsters.
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