Getting to Royal Museums Greenwich

The National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House, Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory are all a quick, easy journey from central London, and then within easy walking distance of each other. All our museums are also close to historic Greenwich town centre, as well as to other key attractions, such as the Old Royal Naval College and beautiful Greenwich Park. 

Museum locations

National Maritime Museum 

Romney Road, Greenwich SE10 9NF

Getting to the National Maritime Museum

Queen’s House

Romney Road, Greenwich SE10 9NF

Getting to the Queen’s House

Cutty Sark

King William Walk, Greenwich SE10 9HT

Getting to Cutty Sark

Royal Observatory & Planetarium 

Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich SE10 8XJ

Getting to the Royal Observatory & Planetarium

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Greenwich is just ten minutes from central London by rail or 20 minutes by DLR – or make the journey part of the fun and arrive by boat. Oyster cards can be used at all local stations and on buses. 

To find your quickest route, use the Transport for London Journey Planner

Access on public transport 

Cutty Sark DLR station has step-free access. Greenwich and Maze Hill rail station platforms have step-free access via ramp, lifts or underpass. The ticket offices and car parks at these stations are also step free.

Greenwich Pier has installed Europe's first Ramp Rider, greatly improving access for wheelchair users getting on and off boats at low tide. 

For accessibility information about buses to and from Greenwich, plus information on special services such as Dial-a-Ride and Taxicard Visit Transport for London

Tel: +44 (0)34 3222 1234

By rail & DLR

The nearest rail stations are Greenwich and Maze Hill. Direct trains run to these stations from London Cannon Street. 

The nearest DLR station is Cutty Sark DLR. The line starts from Bank, Tower Gateway or Stratford stations.

Alternatively, if you fancy preceding your visit with a stroll through Greenwich Park, take the train from London Cannon Street, London Charing Cross, London Bridge or London Victoria to Blackheath rail station. It’s a 30-minute walk from here to the museum.

By bus

The following buses stop near the National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House: 129, 177, 180, 188, 286, 386 and N1.

The following buses stop near Cutty Sark: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199 and 386.

The following buses stop near the Royal Observatory Greenwich and Peter Harrison Planetarium: 53, 54, 202 and 380.

By boat

Why not get into the maritime spirit and take a boat trip down the River Thames to Greenwich Pier? The pier is situated right next to Cutty Sark and is a five-minute walk from the National Maritime Museum and Queen’s house and a short walk up the hill to the Royal Observatory.

TFL river travel information

By bike

Greenwich is on the National Cycle Network. It can be reached by traffic-free routes that run through parks and alongside the rivers Thames, Lea and Ravensbourne.

Free London cycle guides illustrating routes can be ordered online from Transport for London. For further information on National Cycle Routes, visit the Sustrans website

Cycle racks are provided in the National Maritime Museum car park in Park Row, and there are cycle paths in Greenwich Park for access to the Royal Observatory. 

Parking at Royal Museums Greenwich

There is a secure public car park located at Royal Museums Greenwich offices on Park Row, London SE10 9NL with 90 spaces that can be used by visitors to any of our museums. From here the walking distances are as follows:

  • The Queen’s House – 4 minutes
  • National Maritime Museum – 5 minutes 
  • Cutty Sark – 8 minutes
  • Royal Observatory - 10 minutes via a steep hill or 20 minutes via a more gentle hill
Opening hours: 8am–7pm on weekends and bank holidays. The car park is not open on weekdays or on 24, 25 and 26 December.


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