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Peter Harrison Planetarium

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Address: Greenwich | at the National Maritime Museum, London SE10 9NF, England
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We loved the planetarium and the show about the solar storm. Well, my partner fell a sleep because we walked around a lot and the seats were rather comfortable. It is all well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the planetarium and the show about the solar storm. Well, my partner fell a sleep because we walked around a lot and the seats were rather comfortable. It is all well presented. I would have given it 5 stars, but some seats were really dirty and the cafe goods (sandwiches) were not very pleasing on the eye to... More 

Thank P M
Cuxton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Meet the Neighbours show. The show was brilliant. Very informative. Both my 7 year old and 3 year old loved it. The chairs reclined to help you look up at the ceiling comfortably.

Thank Sarah B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 5 plus grandparents (children ages 9, 7 and 5) enjoyed the show 'Our Nearest Neighbours' and the gentleman doing the commentary was funny, informative and awe-inspiring. However the visual images were very disappointing. We zoomed in on Jupiter. Nothing about the great red spot or close encounters with this amazing gas giant. Lots of advice to look things... More 

Thank elizabethwoodroffe
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time at the Planetarium and the show was just as good as my first visit, personable and knowledgeable astronomer introducing a mesmerising and visually stunning journey into the sun. However, realised I'd lost my fitbit which dampened the mood a bit. Aussie (Nathan I think) at reception couldn't have been more helpful, promised a call if it turned up.... More 

Thank The_Househuntress
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This planetarium is part of the Royal Observatory centre and is well worth a visit. There are interesting displays and then the planetarium itself has some fascinating shows. The auditorium is comfortable and well spaced out. Knowledgeable staff introduce the shows and then just sit back and relax in the comfortable chairs to see the all round show. I was... More 

Thank Sue W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the lil one to the bear space safari show. He loved it! The host explained to the children about the darkness and i was relieved at how calm he remained as my son is terrified of the darkness. The show itself was interactive and although aimed at the 5's and unders there were some gems in there for parent's... More 

Thank Charlene B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are at The Royal Observatory then The Planetarium is a must. Excellent star and Galaxy show with questions afterwards. We did both at a combined price of £12.50 each. Well worth it. Shows in the planetarium last around 30 minutes.

Thank ray r
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

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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Reviewed 12 March 2017 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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Reviewed 6 March 2017

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

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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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