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A private evening at the Royal Observatory

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Win tickets to a special evening at the Royal Observatory after it closes its gates to the public, including a private viewing of the magnificent collection at Flamsteed House.

On arrival you will be welcomed by a Royal Observatory astronomer, who will take you to view the world-famous Meridian Line overlooking Greenwich Park. From this spectacular vantage point, you will have an opportunity to take in the breathtaking London skyline after dark, before entering historic Flamsteed House for drinks and the start of your private viewing.

At this private after-hours reception in the Christopher Wren-designed house, you will be able to spend time in both the breathtaking Octagon Room, which was designed for the observation of astronomical events including eclipses, comets and planetary movements, plus the Time and Longitude gallery.

During your evening you will also have a chance to listen to and chat with some of the Royal Observatory’s expert curators and astronomers.

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More information about the prize and venue

Prize details

We have 18 pairs of tickets you can win for an exclusive private evening at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, on Wednesday 30 January 2019.

Ballot winners will receive:

  • a pair of tickets to the event
  • drinks and canapes in the Octagon Room
  • a private viewing of the collection at Flamsteed House
  • a viewing of the Time and Longitude gallery
  • a chance to chat with astronomers and experts

Venue address

Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, London SE10 8XJ.


Accessibility at this event is limited, and not wheelchair-friendly due to the nature of the venue. There are cobbled courtyards and staircases to climb throughout.

The Royal Observatory is at the top of a hill. Access at the Royal Observatory is limited to the Meridian Line, the Meridian building ground floor, Astronomers’ Garden and the Camera Obscura. There is no disabled access to the older, Grade I-listed buildings including Flamsteed House and Great Equatorial telescope.


Once the ballot has closed and the winners have been drawn, they will be notified by email to confirm they can attend. Winners will be given all the necessary information about how they will receive their tickets. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable, and cannot be transferred to someone else. Ballot prizes include tickets only; no travel or accommodation is provided unless stated.

Winners will be notified within 48 hours of the ballot closing, please double check your spam/junk mailboxes as we wouldn't want you to miss out!

Links to more information

Royal Museums Greenwich website