The Peter Harrison Planetarium is London's only existing planetarium and is a modern, versatile venue with contemporary lines and abundant light.

Venue Overview

Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site at Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum’s four unique venues provide a tranquil setting for any event, whilst being only 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The Peter Harrison Planetarium is a modern, versatile venue with contemporary lines and abundant light. Guests are treated to a Planetarium show with each event booking. There are two courtyard areas where guests can enjoy warm summer evenings, while the Astronomy galleries provide a captivating indoor area for pre-dinner drinks.

The Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich is now London’s only planetarium, and features state-of-the-art HD projection technology, visualisation based on real scientific data and real astronomers.

The planetarium and renovated South Building won a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects award and the Foyer, adjoining the Planetarium, is ideal for dinners for up to 110 guests.

Alongside the Planetarium are the Astronomy Galleries housed in the refurbished and modernised late-Victorian South Building.

The Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich is at the top of the hill in Royal Greenwich Park, there is a wheelchair-accessible route, but please note it is uphill and fairly steep. Once at the top you will be rewarded with stunning views of the city of London skyline and River Thames.

 

The nearest stations to The Peter Harrison Planetarium are as listed below

Greenwich DLR/rail (20 minute walk visa King William Walk)

Cutty Sark DLR (15 minute walk via King William Walk)

Maze Hill rail station (15 minute walk via Park Vista)

Blackheath rail station (20 minute walk across the heath)

 

Venue Features

Great outdoors spaces for reception drinks

Fascinating Astronomy galleries to explore

Full-length glass wall, providing ample light

Astronomer and curator tours available

Private telescope viewings available with a qualified astronomer (for evening events)

Ample parking

Plasma screen for presentations or to display your company logo

Pin spot lighting

Choice of planetarium shows

List of approved caterers and production suppliers

 

Venue Capacities

Banquet 110

Reception 150

Planetarium show 130