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The Observatory Science Centre

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

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The Observatory Science Centre


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
Child£6.15 per ticket

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



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Recent Reviews:

  • Hellomoto72
    Ashford, United Kingdom
    Great visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 27th August 2019
    For an educational charity they really know how to bring science alive. The entry price was reasonable, the displays well maintained and engaging, the food and drink reasonably priced, and plenty of... Read full review
  • jennytillman
    Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 13th September 2019
    This was very interesting with lots of interactive displays. The talk we had about the history of the centre and the telescopes was very interesting. Due to the fact it was raining we were unable to... Read full review
  • Stonehugger
    Science made interesting - but why don't they information share with the castle...?
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th September 2019
    Amazing place with plenty to see and do - interactive displays both indoors and outside. The staff are clearly passionate about making science and stargazing accessible and fun. Interesting that... 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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