We regret that the King’s Observatory is now not open to the public. The initial openings during 2019 and 2020 proved to be very popular with tickets being snapped up early in the booking process.
Given this encouraging start and the undoubted local interest in the building, we will certainly repeat this exercise at some point in the future. 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 last time 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.