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Welcome to The Observatory Science Centre

Spectacular hands-on science & discovery among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory.

We look forward to welcoming you soon...

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The Observatory Science Centre is located in Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

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  • Thank you for supporting us...

    We have now closed for the 2021 season and would like to say ‘thank you’ for all of your support… it has been wonderful to welcome visitors back to Herstmonceux.

    We are planning a full 2022 season commencing the end of January right through to December; but please check this website as we update our opening dates / times etc..We will open on-line bookings just as soon as we can!

    Our online Gift Shop is still open to purchase 2022 Gift Ticket packages as well as merchandise: last order date for Christmas is 16th December.

    If you would like to keep in touch then please sign up to our newsletter by emailing marketing@the-observatory.org

    We wish you all the very best through this festive season and look forward to welcoming you in 2022...

  • The safety and wellbeing of visitors, employees and volunteers is our absolute priority and we request that you check current visit guidelines in advance of your visit.

    We are looking forward to welcoming you through 2022...

    PLEASE NOTE: we strongly recommend that you pre-book and on-line booking closes at 11.59 pm on the evening ahead of each visit date. If you miss the deadline you are welcome to call us on the day to see if we have 'walk-in' availability...

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