Herstmonceux was once the home of ‘Greenwich Mean Time’, and the ‘pips’ were sent from the Royal Greenwich Observatory to the BBC. Time is therefore an important link in our history. The Time exhibits are displayed off the main corridor adjacent to the Forces exhibition and also in Dome F which is our 'Domes of Discovery Exhibition: The story of the Royal Observatory.'
Astronomy is of course at the heart of The Observatory. Many of the Astronomy exhibits are on display in The Domes of Discovery Exhibition. However, Earth and Beyond also covers a wide range of astronomy related exhibits too, including the Planet Explorer. The constellation Quest which explores some of the constellations, can be found in the old refrigeration unit off the main corridor by the Forces exhibition.
Fascinating astronomy exhibits plus a strong link with time.
One of Europe's largest working models of the Solar System
Explore the constellations in this fascinating quest.
Our usual parking field is temporarily closed following unprecedented winter rainfall
Please use the hardstanding car park on Wartling Road: just south of the estate entrance
Blue Badge parking bays available as usual behind the main building
All parking is free!
Please do call ahead to check......