Visit The King's Observatory

BREAKING NEWS……. On account of the overwhelming demand we have experienced this year and the number of disappointed applicants that we have had to turn down, we have decided to add one more tour to the Open Days in the two weeks beginning 8th and 15th November.

Post 18th November, we will re-open the waiting list for next year.
Thanking you for your interest and support.

We regret to inform you that the tours for King’s Observatory 2021 have now sold out. Please do check the tickets link on this page in case of any cancellations as the tours are due to run until November 18th.

We shall be opening the building again next year. The house itself is packed with history and is a fine example of 18th Century Palladian architecture – the architect being Sir William Chambers who also designed Somerset House and Kew Garden’s famous Pagoda. The astronomical telescope cupola is believed to be the oldest of its type in the World.

If you were unsuccessful in being able to visit the building but would like to know when it is again open to visitors, please leave your details below and we will come back to you as soon as we have some further news!

Thank you for your interest.