The Royal Observatory

Group Visits

We welcome visits from many different types of group, including families, clubs and uniformed groups such as Brownies and Scouts.

Times and Prices

Visits for groups of 10-30 people are available on Wednesday evenings. Visits start between 6pm and 7pm except by special arrangement and a standard visit lasts 2 hours. If you are a children’s group then we also offer a shorter session of 90 minutes.

If there are less than 10 in your group, please visit our Public Events page for more information.

Times & Prices
  Adults (over 16) Children Concessions (students/over 60s)
Private groups £5 £4 £4
Uniformed groups £5 £4 £4


We require a minimum of 1 adult per 8 children. Uniformed groups are eligible for 1 free adult per 8 children, but must pay for any extra adults.



Link to the FAQ page

What’s Included

All visits include a tour of our historic telescope dome, stargazing (weather permitting) and an opportunity to handle real meteorites. We can also tailor these activities to help uniformed groups achieve their space themed badges.

We can also arrange programmes for special interest groups on request.

If your group is particularly interested in the history of Astronomy a visit to the collection of artefacts donated by Lord Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford can be arranged on request. This tour is subject to the availability of our librarian and limited to 10 people at a time. If you have a larger group the group can be divided to allow everyone to see the collection.

The Crawford Collection