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Peter Harrison Planetarium

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Greenwich | at the National Maritime Museum, London SE10 9NF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We saw the show about dark matter and were a bit sceptical. However we both came out raving about it. The staff are great and hang about afterwards to answer any questions. I’ll definitely be back to see the other shows..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking forward to learning something here but was a bit disappointed. It's a live show which talks you through what you might see that night and takes about half an hour. The seats are comfy recliners and it looks like you get the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice show. Good combination of excitement, ingormation and visuals. Extra bonus that the introduction was done by one of the researchers working at the observatory. Think Star Wars with Darth (Dark) Vader (...Matters) and the (gravity) Force with X-wings (protons) colliding and exploding with...More

Thank UlfLes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I bought tickets for my boyfriends birthday as he is a bit of a space nerd. The show was good which is why it won the 2 stars (i did expect more reading the reviews) but the the rest of the planetarium and observatory were...More

1  Thank Natasha M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember going to see a show at the Planetarium near Madam Tussauds when I was about 8 years old so I think maybe my expectations were too high. We went to the see The Sky at Night - the show lasted about 30 minutes...More

1  Thank cm9720
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an amazing show. About 30 minutes long and worth every penny of the £8 each we paid to be thoroughly entertained by this factual but exciting spectacle of our Universe. A young but incredibly bright astrologist brought the show to life, explaining some of...More

2  Thank PlanetJames
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Sunday and saw the Ted show. Well put together. And excellently presented by an American astronomer. Think there could be a few more facts and a bit more content, and maybe some stars in the night sky stuff. But both mine...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I took my girlfriend up to see a show in the planetarium and it was amazing. We both loved it. The show was very insightful. But be careful not to fall asleep as the chairs are super comfortable. The staff were very friendly too as...More

2  Thank r-slater7
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

With an 11 year-old and two slightly younger we booked two days in advanced for the "Meet the Neighbours " presentation. It was easy to book and was very good. Take my tip and get there 15 mins before so that you can sit near...More

1  Thank Wistman10
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We saw 'The Sky Tonight' show and it was really great. It was like being a little kid again and has definitely reignited a passion for all things space related. The show was presented by Greg who was brilliant and very witty. Very enjoyable, would...More

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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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17 September 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.
17 September 2018|
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Response from snochasr | Reviewed this property |
My complaint about the planetarium was that it seemed aimed at kids, but it still might be over the head of a kid of 7. Maybe not.
31 July 2018|
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Response from 478anfalm | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don’t believe you do. I think the planetarium tickets are separate. You can always check online or give them a call. Hope this helps!