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Peter Harrison Planetarium

#295 of 1,568 things to do in London
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Address: Greenwich | at the National Maritime Museum, London SE10 9NF, England
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10:00 - 17:00
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Space baffles me, It's just so vast that it's difficult for me to comprehend! That said, this place is a really nice place to visit and lots of interesting stuff to see and read... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the planetarium one Saturday with grandchild age 6. He thoroughly enjoyed the show and the exhibition. The astronomer giving the narration during the show was excellent and it was lovely to see all the other young children enjoying themselves. We then did a further visit for an evening planetarium show and talk with Jon Culshaw. Very informative and very... More 

Thank 190Cp50
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Space baffles me, It's just so vast that it's difficult for me to comprehend! That said, this place is a really nice place to visit and lots of interesting stuff to see and read. It's a bit of a hike up a steep hill to get here but worth it.

Thank cazbatt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Space Safari under 7's show with my 6 year old daughter. It held her attention throughout and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. It is also in a beautiful location next to the Greenwich observatory and you can get a combined ticket to go in both. It was a memorable part of our trip to London.

Thank Derry99
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting place and the planetarium is in one of the historic buildings of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. The Planetarium is up hill and it offers interactive programs for all ages. They often have astrophotography exhibitions or running different shows. Exciting understandings of the universe from the planetarium, but a little short for the ticket price. There is a shop... More 

Thank Rubaiyat E S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For those who are into the stars and astronomy this is a great experience. I came here with my girlfriend after planning a day out in London. We attended the sky tonight - live show and it was narrated by a lovely American astrophysicist. Seats were very comfy and the show was very informative. I would definitely go again. The... More 

Thank MisterSoprano
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Next to Greenwich Observatory this can be combined in a single ticket for good discount Take time to walk through the exhibits. Plan ahead to make sure you get a seat in the Planetarium

Thank RSH_Wales
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

It was amazing that you can tell the time from space. I am 6 and I enjoyed it. I love that place....

Thank ZackHam
Bad Rappenau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Whether you are interested in physical astronomy or just amazed by infinite range of outer space this is a place worth visting. The visiual demonstations are quite impressive already however it is getting really interesting only if you understand English well. What I did like was the fact that a real peson was presenting us outer space, our galaxy and... More 

Thank Jelle1974
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Totalling enchanting, brilliantly presented and mind blowing. One not to be missed. Exhibitions were good to walk round whilst we waited for shows. Little cafe offers herbal teas and good coffee range. Watch out, cake etc are very overpriced.

Thank Rupert19
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This weekend I visited here, my main concern for the visit is Royal observatory, but this planetarium a bonus! I bought a combo ticket for both attractions. Not like other Planetariums, here shows conducted lively by staffers. Great.

Thank Prem K

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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 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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