Greenwich Day Explorer Tickets and Dates

More Information about Greenwich Day Explorer

What You Get


  • Admission to Royal Observatory
  • Admission to the Cutty Sark

What You Don’t Get


  • Planetarium shows
  • Transport to and from these locations
Please Note:
  • A valid student card may be requested on arrival if a student ticket has been purchased
Known for its maritime history and giving its name to Greenwich Mean Time, the charming south east London area of Greenwich is unsurprisingly a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. With Greenwich Day Explorer you can discover two of its most precious sites – the legendary 19th century clipper ship Cutty Sark and the world-famous Royal Observatory.

Cutty Sark

Placed peacefully next to the River Thames lies Cutty Sark, a gorgeous 19th century clipper ship. Built in 1869 and one of the fastest ships of her time, she was used for the trading of both tea and wool. Eventually she became a cadet training ship and was officially retired in 1954 by being transferred to a permanent dock in
Greenwich.

Now a thriving museum, the strikingly refurbished Cutty Sark serves as a fascinating insight into what life was like at sea. Learn about the dramatic events that took part on this ship, see the original bell on its deck and discover the world’s largest Merchant Navy figurehead collection. With plenty to see and do, visiting Cutty Sark promises to be an unforgettable experience!

Royal Observatory

Overlooking the River Thames atop a hill in Greenwich Park sits the iconic Royal Observatory, which has played a key role in the history of astronomy, navigation and time. Home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian, the Observatory was built in 1675 and was the first ever state-funded scientific institution of its day. It is now mainly a museum, offering visitors a journey back in time and space!

Explore the Time and Longitude gallery and see the revolutionary timekeeping pieces by celebrated clockmaker John Harrison – the man responsible for making clocks that allowed ships to determine their longitude at sea. Find out why Greenwich was chosen as the Prime Meridian of the world and have your picture taken on the Prime Meridian Line, which divides the eastern and western hemispheres of the earth – it’ll be the perfect souvenir on your visit to this historical place.
  • Admission to two of Greenwich’s most iconic sites
  • See what’s inside the clipper ship Cutty Sark
  • Discover what life was like aboard this 19th century ship
  • Step into the Royal Observatory, the home of Greenwich Mean Time
  • Stand on the historic Prime Meridian Line
  • Download the interactive audio-guides on your smartphone using the Smartify App
Cutty Sark

Days of Operation: Daily from 10am until 5pm (last entry is at 4:15pm)
Address: King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9HT

Royal Observatory

Days of Operation:
Daily from 10am until 5pm (last entry is at 4:30pm)
Address: Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, London SE10 8XJ