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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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    341
  • Very Good
    103
  • Average
    15
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Recent Reviews:

  • ChrispyCross
    Folkestone, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Grandson loved it ( so did we!)
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 30th October 2019
    We visited yesterday with our grandson aged 7. There was plenty for him to do, with various pieces of large equipment in the grounds to carry out various activities / Experiential learning along with... Read full review
  • GulliverTales
    London, United Kingdom
    Fascinating Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st November 2019
    We're two adults with no children in tow, but being nerds absolutely loved this place. It was very informative and hands on and covers a wide range of scientific areas. Definitely take a tour too... Read full review
  • Steve J
    Tamworth, United Kingdom
    A gem.Found during a trip to Eastbourne at the end of October.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 5th November 2019
    2 adults with an 11 year old boy and an 8 year old daughter.The parking was fine and despite the inclement weather,my kids enjoyed the outdoor activities.Inside,there is a wealth of hands on science... 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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