The King's Observatory Tours

For the first time ever, the King’s Observatory is opening to the public for a limited period of time. The Palladian building was constructed for George III in 1769 to view the passage of Venus across the face of the Sun.

The tours will take place in February & March 2019. Tours will last for 45 minutes and will be available at various time slots times throughout selected weekdays. All tours will be guided in groups of a maximum of 10 people.

The cost is £15 for adults and £7.50 for concessions. Concessions prices are available for those aged over 65, those aged under 16 and full time students. Free parking is available at the site.

No dogs please.

24/3/2019 Notice: Thank you for your interest. If any spaces come up throughout the week, we will relist them.

If you were unable to visit the King’s Observatory and would be interested in the possibility of future tour dates, please leave your details and we will come back to you as soon as we have some news!