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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 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.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
4 persons£25.20
5 persons£28.70 per ticket
Adult£8.00
Child£6.15 per ticket
Concession£6.45

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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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    333
  • Very Good
    101
  • Average
    14
  • Poor
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    7

Recent Reviews:

  • RoyalMal
    Ipswich, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fantastic
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th August 2019
    The site and the staff are really great, it’s a good day out with loads of stuff to do, just take a pack lunch with you as the cafe is expensive and the staff take 40mins to make a sandwich. Read full review
  • linda j
    Hastings, United Kingdom
    Fun place
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th August 2019
    Lots to do and plenty of interactive stuff my grandchildren loved it G ood choice not brilliant but ok for a snack Will be back!! Read full review
  • tonyr172
    Hailsham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th August 2019
    I was surprised at the amount of things to see...initially thought just telescopes.well there is much more to the centre.inside and outside..well worth a visit 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

Opening Times

Open (31 Jan 2019 - 29 Nov 2019)

* Last admission 2 hours before closing
Discovery Park weather permitting

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