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The Observatory Science Centre

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

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The Observatory Science Centre

About

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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Recent Reviews:

  • terrysingh
    Tonbridge, United Kingdom
    Intelligent life on this planet
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 26th June 2019
    A real must for 'children of all ages.' I think it is kept secret so that aliens don't start the invasion here. It's a breathtaking sight when you arrive, hard to take in and it's hard to do the... Read full review
  • Tony E
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Interesting for all generations
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 4th July 2019
    This place is fascinating for both young and old. The centre has interactive stuff for kids to enjoy, not to mention the adults getting in! Read full review
  • azp74
    Adelaide, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Amazing day out - fun and educational
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th July 2019
    We found this by accident while surfing google maps. My partner had wanted to go to Greenwich but we were not up for London and I am so pleased we came here instead. My 8 year old had an amazing time... 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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