Royal Museums of Greenwich Day Explorer
Discover two exquisite attractions on the same day, the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory of Greenwich, with an exclusive ‘Day Explorer’ pass! Learn more about the last British clipper ship and its crew on board the Cutty Sark and also explore one of the first state-funded English institutions for astronomy and navigation.
- Get a chance to meet the colorful crew of the Cutty Sark and learn how to steer the gigantic 963-tonne clipper.
- Explore the Cutty Sark’s cargo hold and get a taste of its time on the high seas.
- Discover the internationally accepted 0-degree longitude - the Prime Meridian.
- Visit the Flamsteed House at the observatory and learn more about the formative experiments and inventions of 17th and 18th-century cartographers, astronomers, and scientists.
- Entry to the Cutty Sark
- Local guide only on the Cutty Sark
- Entry to the Greenwich Royal Observatory
- Hotel Transfers
strict cancellation policy
These tickets cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
Two Family-Friendly Attractions Packed Into One Tour
The Cutty Sark is a great place to start the tour. Trained performers play the roles of the Cutty Sark’s former crew. Interacting with them is a great way to learn about the history of the ship and the trade routes on which it frequently sailed. The Greenwich Observatory offers many interesting attractions as well. The 0-degree line, John Harrison’s marine timekeepers, and the Astronomers’ Royal Apartments and Octagon Room of the Flamsteed House are great places to visit.
Take a Trip to the Past Aboard the Cutty Sark
The Cutty Sark has been restored to its full glory and raised a few feet above its dry dock to make it easier for visitors to appreciate every part of the vessel. Listen to the tales Nannie the Witch and Mrs. Ray, or meet the longest serving master of the clipper Captain Woodget. Take the wheel and try your hand at steering the lean clipper! You can also visit the museum below and find out more about the ship’s past.
Stand on the Iconic Prime Meridian
There are few experiences as exhilarating as gazing at the London skyline as you stand on the line that separates the Eastern and Western hemispheres. Admire Harrison’s ingenious marine clocks that drastically reduced the chances of sailors and cargo getting lost at sea. The Octagon Room and the Astronomers’ Apartments are intriguing areas to explore.
know before you go
- Entrance into the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, and the Astronomy Centre at the Royal Observatory are free.
- The tickets are only meant for the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory.
- Plan to spend a whole day here, there are many sites spread across Greenwich. All of them are within walking distance of one another.
- You can store your luggage in the available cloakrooms for a nominal fee.
The ship and the observatory are open on all days of the week from 10 AM to 5 PM. Character performances are held only at certain time slots during the day - 11 AM, 12 PM, 1.30 PM, and 2.30 PM.
Afternoon tea will begin at 11.30 AM or 2 PM.
Wear comfortable clothing so that you can move around easily. As a courtesy, ensure you dress bearing in mind the presence of families and children. Carry an umbrella if you think you’ll need it.
- All the Museums sites have wheelchair accessible toilets and all the cafes and gift shops are wheelchair accessible.
- Guide dogs, hearing dogs, and assistance dogs are allowed everywhere.
- Admission is free for carers accompanying visitors with disabilities.
Royal Museums Greenwich (National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House) is in London zone 2. You can take any of the available buses, trains or boats to get there.
- Rail: The nearest DLR station is Cutty Sark DLR. The line starts from Bank, Tower Gateway or Stratford stations. From here, the museum is within walking distance.
- Bus: You can use the 129, 177, 180, 188, 286, 386 and N1 routes to reach the museum.
- Boat: You can take a boat to Greenwich Pier every 20 minutes from all major Piers in London.
How To Use Your Tickets
You will receive your mobile voucher in your email shortly. You can show this on your mobile device along with valid photo ID before your visit.
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, East Greenwich, London SE10 9HT, UK
- Reach the bus stop near Greenwich using buses on routes 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, or 386.
- Take the Southeastern Line to Greenwich station and then the DLR line to Cutty Sark. The attraction is a 3-minute walk from here.
- You can take an MBNA Thames Clipper from any of the major piers in London (London Bridge, London Eye, or Tower Pier), and reach the Greenwich stop directly.
This tour is valid for the date selected at the time of booking.