Thursday, 24 May 2007

Greenwich WeekEnd Guide

Friday 25 May
Planetarium Opening: The Royal Observatory opens the Peter Harrison Planetarium. Booking is essential if you want to be one of the first visitors.
Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park, SE10 9NF (020-8858-4422)/

Greenwich Theatre: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: Up until Sat May 26: contact:

Fri 25 - Sun 27: Greenwich Playhouse: Poprygunya: to book tickets, click here.

Saturday 26 May
Family Archaeology Workshop: In partnership with the Thames Explorer Trust, learn to find and identify archaeological objects on the River Thames foreshore. Suitable for ages 7+. Limited places, booking essential. Wear wellington boots and bring rubber gloves.
Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, SE10 9LW (020-8269-4799/
12noon-3pm (5 pounds per adult, 3 pounds per child).

Sat 26 - Sun 27: Peter Harrison Planetarium for younger children: Royal Observatory, SE10, 11am & 2pm: A brand new 120 seat planetarium which uses the latest technology to explore space better than ever before. The planetarium shows are presented by a Royal Observatory astronomer and special shows are available for children aged 3-6. (020-8858-4422) or visit

Sunday 27 May
Meet John Deman, Old Royal Naval College: A black Greenwich Pensioner in the early 19th century who left his West Indies home to join Admiral Lord Nelson's fleet. Hear about his life at sea as a young boy and in the Royal Hospital for Seamen as a Pensioner. This character was developed in partnership with the National Maritime Museum. Performances are free and suitable for all the family. (020-8269-4799)

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