The Cafe is located on the ground floor in a room that was formerly an optics laboratory and has seating for 36.
Whenever The Centre is open (day /evening to 30 minutes before closing) we serve delicious refreshments including home -made soup, toasties / paninis, light meals, daily special and cakes.
There is a high chair and free bottle / baby food warming facilities.
In addition, a marquee is usually available during peak times as an overspill seating area.
The Cafe is located in a room that was originally used as an optical laboratory, with the original marble benches forming the central table and counter.
We are committed to reducing plastic waste wherever possible and in our café, you will no longer find plastic straws / spoons / stirrers / individual sachets of sauce etc.
We have introduced teapigs tea ‘temples’ which are fully biodegradable and contain no plastic.
PLUS we have already introduced:
We are recycling glass bottles / metal cans and you can take some home to reuse too….
*PLUS: you receive a 25 pence discount off any hot drink if served in your own reusable mug.
It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of The Observatory Science Centre from 18th March 2020 until further notice.
This decision was made in the light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and recent UK government advice, which our charity has been carefully monitoring and following.
The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our absolute priority during this difficult time.
Given the uncertainty we are all facing, we don’t yet know when we will re-open. If you have booked group visits / upcoming events etc. we will be in contact when we return to work.
We sincerely wish good health for you and your families during these uncertain times and we can’t wait to welcome you back as we continue our 25th anniversary celebrations.
The Observatory Science Centre team
Thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support.