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Day Explorer Royal Observatory & Cutty Sark

National Maritime Museum

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Make the most out of your day with our Day Explorer ticket which includes Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark. A visit to London is not complete without visiting the Royal Observatory Greenwich where you will stand astride the Prime Meridian Line, with one foot in the east and the other in the west, at the home of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). Walk in the footsteps of the Astronomers Royal, discover their stories, and experience the past, present and future wonders of astronomy, space and the stars. An audio guide is included with your ticket.  Afterwards, head down the hill to Cutty Sark. The celebrated historic sailing ship, built in 1869, was once the fastest in the world; and is the world’s sole surviving tea clipper. Located in Greenwich, London, discover what life was like on board this true survivor of the seas which has now been restored to an award-winning visitor experience.

What You'll Get

Your entrance ticket includes both Royal Observatory and

Cutty Sark.

Make your way to the Royal Observatory Greenwich which is located in Greenwich Royal Park. As you do, you will enjoy dramatic views of London across Greenwich Royal Park, the City of London and the River Thames. Once inside, you can pick up a complementary audio guide. There are 7 languages available.

Your visit will begin in the Meridian Courtyard where you will stand astride the Prime Meridian Line, with one foot in the east and the other in the west at the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  

The tour will take you through Flamsteed House where you will walk in the footsteps of the Astronomers Royal. Visit the Octagon Room which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is one of the best preserved Wren interiors in London. See Harrison’s clocks, the inventions that changed the world. Discover the Shepherd Gate Clock, mounted outside, which was the first clock to show Greenwich Mean Time to the public. Learn about the discoveries of great scientists and inventors based at or associated with the Royal Observatory, including Harrison, Newton, Halley, Bradley, Maunder, Harrison, Airy, Einstein.

The bright red Time Ball on top of Flamsteed House is one of the world’s earliest public time signals and was first used in 1833 and still operates today. Don’t miss the Great Equatorial Telescope, located in the huge iconic onion dome, which gave astronomers new views of the universe over 100 years ago

Head down the hill towards Cutty Sark, the world’s sole-surviving tea clipper, celebrated for her record-breaking passages around the globe. Come aboard and experience what it was like to sail this much-loved national icon.

Initially built for the China tea trade and launched in 1869, Cutty Sark’s original wooden planks and iron frames have been meticulously conserved. As part of an ambitious six-year conservation project, the ship was raised over three metres, giving visitors the unique opportunity to stand directly underneath this world wonder and see her elegant lines and ground-breaking design. It has now been developed into an  award-winning museum and visitor experience.

Your entrance ticket will allow you to explore her in full. Discover what life was like on board a true survivor of the seas, see the sailors' quarters and take the helm at the ship's wheel. Stand on the main deck and marvel at the towering masts and 11 miles of rigging, take the helm at the ship’s wheel, and enjoy fabulous views of the River Thames.

Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House are both located within a short walking distance from Cutty Sark and are free to visit. 

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children under the age of 4 years are free to enter the attraction
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Inclusions
  • Royal Observatory has guides available in several languages and at Cutty Sark in English only


Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions


Departure Point
Royal Observatory
Cutty Sark

Departure Time
4/1/2019 - 6/30/2019Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:30 PM 7/1/2019 - 8/31/2019Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM 9/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Duration
1 to 6 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.

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