The Observatory Science Centre

Wartling Road, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN

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The Observatory Science Centre

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The Observatory Science Centre is open to general visitors on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays only. Tickets must be booked online 48 hours in advance.

They are also taking bookings for exclusive visits on the other days of the week (class bubbles, familis, stargazing evenings).

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The Observatory Science Centre is one of the leading "hands-on" science centres with over 100 exhibits. As the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with its domes and telescopes, visitors can savour the unique atmosphere of a site where astronomers studied the heavens from 1950s to 1980s.

Explore science on a grand scale at our outside Discovery Park. Set amid beautiful countryside, the green domes provide an exciting environment with plenty of picnic space and wheelchair access.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
4 persons£27.75
5 persons£32.75 per ticket
Adult£8.75
Child£6.75 per ticket
Concession£7.75

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 352spencerk
      London, United Kingdom
      Best ever
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 4th September 2021
      An enlightening, entertaining and unique science centre. We really enjoyed the interactive science of the discovery park that combined education with lots of fun. I particularly enjoyed being hit... Read full review
    • sarahdN1601FA
      Spectacular Science !
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 4th September 2021
      What can I say other than Wow and thank you ! We truly had a wonderful day exploring the Centre. The buildings and grounds are set in an amazing location nestled between sweeping hills and fields... Read full review
    • tb574723934
      Just superb
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 6th September 2021
      What a superb place. Staffed by enthusiastic and knowledge people and an absolutely huge range of excellent interactive exhibits both indoor and outdoor. The exhibits cover a wide range of themes... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Signposted from A272 Road at Herstmonceux two miles east of village on Boreham Street to Pevensey road. Look for sign to Herstmonceux Castle on A271 or A27

    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
    • Advance booking essential
    • Capacity limit
    • Clear signage
    • Contactless payment possible
    • COVID-19 measures in place
    • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
    • COVID-19 staff training completed
    • Face mask essential (not provided)
    • Face masks required for staff in public areas
    • Facilities must be booked
    • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
    • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
    • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
    • Hygiene screens in place
    • Online booking only
    • Online booking possible
    • Open now
    • Outside seating
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
    • Socially distanced spaced seating
    • Staff required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for visitors
    • Time limited visits

    Opening Times

    Open (7 Sept 2021 - 29 Nov 2021)
    Monday - SundayOpen

    * Last admission 2 hours before closing
    Discovery Park weather permitting

    Events

    Saturday, 23rd October 2021 - Saturday, 23rd October 2021

    Friday, 12th November 2021 - Friday, 12th November 2021

    Saturday, 27th November 2021 - Saturday, 27th November 2021

    Saturday, 4th December 2021 - Saturday, 4th December 2021

    a photogrpah of a building at sunset, with orange lights in the building and blue and pink sky. Obstructed by large with letters that say Stargazing EStargazing EveningsView the extraordinary night sky through some of the largest telescopes in the country.
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    Awards

    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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