Royal Observatory Matchbox


In 1675 King Charles II commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to build the Royal Observatory on the site of Duke Humphrey's medieval watchtower. Named Flamsteed House after John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, he was appointed to make a map of the heavens. 

The Royal Observatory is a fantastic building to visit and well worth the climb up the hill to get there as the view from the top is totally amazing, from here you can also watch the tourists taking selfies astride the Greenwich meridian line. 

My matchbox print has it all;  the observatory, the meridian line, a compass and a starry starry sky. Take a piece of history home with you today!