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Locations for kids by theme: Greenwich

Greenwich Park

Location: Greenwich Park       Child: Free       Adult: Free

Aside from the places to stop for a bite to eat shown below, Greenwich Park is home to The Old Royal Observatory, the Observatory Planetarium (by appointment), a bandstand, a children's playground and entertainment such as puppet shows and workshops (during summer school holidays, excluding Sundays).

The Roman remains site is located just past the junction of Bower Avenue and Great Cross Avenue. New signage to mark this area of historic significance was jointly funded by Friends of Greenwich Park and The Royal Parks.   On the mound stood a Roman building, thought to have been a Romano-Celtic temple.


National Maritime Museum

Location: National Maritime Museum       Child: Free       Adult: Free

Discover 500 years of Britain's encounter with the world at sea at the world's largest maritime museum. Revealing the inspirational stories and breath-taking accounts of discovery and adventure, the Museum connects Britain's maritime past with our lives today. Explore our vast collection and enjoy free wifi in the comfort of the Compass Lounge. Hear the personal stories of our island nation in the new Voyagers gallery. See the uniform Nelson was wearing when he was fatally shot at the Battle of Trafalgar, fire a cannon and steer a ship into port


Queen's House

Location: Queen's House       Child: Free       Adult: Free

The Queen's House, Greenwich, was commissioned by Anne of Denmark, wife of James I (reigned 1603 - 25). James was often at the Tudor Palace of Greenwich, where the Old Royal Naval College now stands - it was as important a residence of the early Stuart dynasty as it had been for the Tudors. Traditionally he is said to have given the manor of Greenwich to Anne in apology for having sworn at her in public, after she accidentally shot one of his favourite dogs while hunting in 1614. The 17th-century Queen's House represents a turning point in English architecture. It now showcases the Museum's fine-art collection and provides a unique venue for weddings and corporate events.


Cutty Sark

Location: Cutty Sark       Child: £7.00       Adult: £13.50

The Cutty Sark is now open again to visitors following extensive refurbishment.  The last surviving tea clipper and the fastest and greatest of her time, she is a living testimony to the bygone, glorious days of sail and, most importantly, a monument to those that lost their lives in the merchant service.

Admission will be by timed ticket, available online, by telephone or in person on the day. Due to expected high demand tickets may be unavailable on the day to those who have not purchased their ticket in advance.


Royal Naval College

Location: Royal Naval College       Child: Free       Adult: Free

A Royal Naval College was established in Portsmouth in 1841, but needed to expand. The empty buildings at Greenwich seemed a logical choice and in 1873, for a rent of just £100 a year, the Royal Navy became the new occupants of today's Old Royal Naval College (ORNC).

In 1939 women were admitted for the first time. From 1939, the Painted Hall was again used for its originally intended purpose, as an everyday dining room, and there were also many grand dinners.

The advent of nuclear-powered submarines saw a small nuclear reactor installed for training purposes in the King William building in 1962, unknown to most Greenwich residents for many years. In 1998, the Royal Naval Staff College and Joint Service Defence College left Greenwich to be combined with the Army and the Royal Air Force equivalents in the Joint Service College at Shrivenham.

Admission to the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre, Painted Hall and Chapel is free of charge.


Ranger's House

Location: Ranger's House       Child: £3.90       Adult: £6.50

Ranger's House is an elegant Georgian villa in Greenwich Park which houses The Wernher Collection, a remarkable collection of works of art amassed by diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher (1850-1912).

Arranged within the panelled interiors of this graceful mansion is a glittering spectacle - a sumptuous arrangement of silver and jewels, paintings and porcelain.

Nearly 700 works of art are on display, including early religious paintings and Dutch Old Masters, tiny carved Gothic ivories, fine Renaissance bronzes and silver treasures revealing the genius of medieval craftsmen and the unparalleled quality of Renaissance decorative arts.


Royal Observatory

Location: Royal Observatory       Child: Free       Adult: Free

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World, making it the official starting point for each new day and year. It is also home to London's only planetarium, the Harrison timekeepers and the UK's largest refracting telescope.


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