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Cutty Sark

Greenwich DLR and National Rail | code GNW
Cutty Sark DLR

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Greenwich is a bustling riverside town with historic buildings, street markets and many pubs and restaurants. The Prime Meridian passes through Greenwich and it is marked on the ground at the Old Royal Observatory. The attractive Greenwich Park has good views of London and across the Thames to the Docklands area.
Greenwich is pronounced 'Gren-itch'.

It is 2 miles along the Thames Path to North Greenwich and The O2 but there are currently several building sites along this section and there may be diversions in place.

TI Old Royal Naval College. Tel. 0870 608 2000.

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Old Royal Naval College

Visitor Centre with displays telling the story of the buildings and landscape of Greenwich. Magnificent Painted Hall. Chapel. Temporary exhibitions programme. Guided walks and talks, see website for times. Café. Admission free to Visitor Centre and Chapel.
Open Daily 1000-1700. The Painted Hall and Chapel may occasionally be closed for functions and maintenance.

Cutty Sark

The only remaining Tea Clipper and one of the fastest clipper ships ever built. Recreations of life at sea in Victorian times. Guided tours available (please see website).
Open Daily 1000-1700.

National Maritime Museum

British maritime history with dioramas, working models, weapons, medals, uniforms, paintings and much more. Café and Coffee Bar. Admission free except for special exhibitions.
Open Daily 1000-1700.

Queen's House

A splendidly furnished 17th century house designed by Inigo Jones. The House now serves as the principal showcase for the National Maritime Museum's art collection.
Open Daily 1000-1700 but check website for room closures.

Fan Museum

A museum devoted to the art and craft of the fan.
Open WThFS 1100-1700.

Old Royal Observatory ½ mile (uphill)

The home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Greenwich Meridian, Longitude 0°. Historic timepieces including 'H4', the forerunner of all precision watches. Navigational instruments. Apartments where famous astronomers lived and worked. Camera obscura.
Open Daily 1000-1700.

Ranger's House EH ¾ mile (uphill)

An elegant Georgian mansion housing medieval and Renaissance works of art collected by the Victorian diamond magnate and philanthropist Sir Julius Wernher (1850-1912). The collection includes silver, jewels, paintings and porcelain.
Open Apr-Oct, WThFSSu 1100-1600.

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