We are reviewing our opening sessions on a monthly basis, but we will definitely be open daily through the local school holidays and at least every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday during term time.
Please call ahead to check for the latest information.
PLEASE NOTE: we close 2 hours ahead of the advertised 5 pm closing time if there are no visitors on site.
On-line booking is available for general day admission with dates released on a monthly rolling basis. All stargazing evenings for 2022 season are available to book now.
If Government imposes Covid restrictions at any point in 2022, The Centre may have to close at short notice. We would use social media to share the latest information.
PLEASE NOTE Astronomy Festival times are different to regular days / times.
We will confirm these times & booking details in due course, but the date is set: Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September 2022.
To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you pre-book admission tickets in advance: PayPal is required. The cut-off time is 11.59 pm on the evening before each date.
You are welcome to contact us on the day to see if we have 'walk-in' capacity, but this availability is not guaranteed.
If you do not have a PayPal account please call us and, subject to availability, we will take your booking and payment details over the phone.
The Observatory Science Centre is located in a beautiful rural location.
In extreme bad weather, or 'Amber / Red' weather warnings advising against non-essential travel, it may not be possible to open for the safety of visitors, employees and volunteers.
We would use our social media for the latest information if we were unable to open.