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Our booking system does NOT issue e-tickets but you will receive confirmation via email. When you arrive on the day you need to tell us your Booking Reference Number. Our booking system records personal details. Please see our Privacy Notice
You can arrive / depart at any time during the session you have booked.
We have been awarded the Visit England 'We're Good to Go' industry standard consumer mark.
Government guidance has recently (July 2021) changed but we are keeping some of our COVID -19 protocols in place to help you enjoy a fantastic visit whilst we keep everyone as safe as possible.
We are keeping hand sanitiser points, screen guards and the one-way system for The Cafe. We are keeping The Big Space marquee as the seated eating / picnic area: this is open, airy and offers shade from the sun. We are displaying advisory posters for areas where we recommend you wear a face covering,
- If you / your family are unwell and have, or suspect you have COVID-19 then please do not make the journey to The Centre
- You are welcome to scan our QR code for NHS Test & Trace
- It is now personal choice whether you wear a face covering
- It is now personal choice whether you keep to social distancing
- The Shop will be open
- The Launch Box catering unit (fries, burgers, hot dogs etc.) will be open
- The Cafe will be open for purchasing drinks, snacks & ice creams but there is no seating in The Cafe
- The Big Space marquee is available for eating and for picnics: this is open, airy and offers shade from the sun
- We are accepting all forms of payment: contactless, cash, mobile or card payments.
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If using Sat Nav, please use ‘Wartling Road’ and NOT our postcode.
PARKING: There is ample free parking on the grassed car park in front of The Centre.
If you are a blue badge holder, there are 5 parking bays available at the back of the science centre, adjacent to our ramped entrance.
The Observatory Science Centre reserves the right to cancel a session due to low numbers, in which case an alternative date or full refund would be given.
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The Observatory Science Centre is part of Science Projects Ltd, a company limited by guarantee registered in England No: 02186073 and a registered charity No: 298542. The registered office is 3 – 15 Stirling Road, Acton, London. W3 8DJ. UK.