The Observatory Science Centre

The Observatory Science Centre
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The Observatory Science Centre is one of the UK's leading science centres. Explore science, space and astronomy with over 100 exhibits, both inside and out, amongst the domes and telescopes of a world-famous astronomical observatory.

Venue Type:

Science centre

Opening hours

The Centre is open every day from Saturday 28th January to Sunday 3rd December
PLUS weekends of 21st/22nd January and 9th/10th December

Admission charges

Adult (with gift aid) £9.10 (without gift aid) £8.25
Child (4-16 yrs) (with gift aid) £6.90 (without gift aid) £6.25
Senior (with gift aid) £7.30 (without gift aid) £6.60
Family of 4 (with gift aid) £28.30 (without gift aid) £25.70 Maximum 2 Adults
2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children
Family of 5 (with gift aid) £32.25 (without gift aid) £29.30. Maximum 2 Adults
2 adults + 3 children or 1 adult + 4 children

Collection details

Science and Technology

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Looking through one of our historic telescopes, inside one of the telescope domes.

'Museums at Night' Open Evening

  • 27 October 2018 6:30-11pm

This particular Open Evening coincides with 'Museums at Night', a twice-yearly event that encourages all UK museums, galleries and heritage sites to host 'after hours' showcase events.

Viewing on Open Evenings is always weather dependant so please check the forecast on the day, especially if you are travelling some distance. However, we do offer a cloudy night contingency plan, usually a planetarium style talk, depending on the number of visitors in the Centre.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • Any age

Admission

Adult: £8.25
Child (4 - 16 yrs): £6.25
Senior: £6.60
Family of 4: £25.70
Family of 5: £29.30

Website

http://www.the-observatory.org

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.
Ariel view of our historical site

Observatory Science Centre - Open Evenings

http://www.the-observatory.org

Open Evenings and Special Events:
Are you interested in the night sky? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to look at the stars, planets and the moon through some of the nation's largest telescopes? Well here is your opportunity! Come and join us on our open evenings or special events, and take a glimpse of what it would have been like to use these amazing instruments. This year our Open evenings will be held on selected Saturdays during winter, spring and autumn (unless otherwise stated).
Viewing is subject to weather conditions. Please check the local weather before embarking on a long journey or contact us in advance if you are unsure.

How to obtain

No booking required for Open Evenings - just turn up before 8pm. Please phone the Centre first to check weather conditions.

The Observatory Science Centre
Wartling Road
Herstmonceux
Hailsham
East Sussex
BN27 1RN
England

Website

http://www.the-observatory.org

E-mail

info@the-observatory.org

Telephone

01323 832731

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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