image for Historical Event item typeThe King's Observatory opens to the public at King's Observatory

Historical Event, from 20 Feb 2019


Old Deer Park,


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.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 20 - Fri 22 Feb 2019
Mon 25 Feb - Fri 1 Mar 2019
Mon 4 - Fri 8 Mar 2019
Mon 11 - Fri 15 Mar 2019
Mon 18 - Fri 22 Mar 2019
Mon 25 - Fri 29 Mar 2019
Tour times are 10.00hrs, 11.30hrs, 13.00hrs, 14.30hrs and 16.00hrs.


The charge is £15.00 per person with a 50% discount for senior citizens, students and children under 16.

Tickets for these tours must be purchased online on this site.

Maximum 10 people per tour



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Map reference: TQ 174760  Lat: 51.47125 Long: -0.30989