The Centre is open from Saturday 1st February to Sunday 6th December 2020
PLUS January weekend: 25th / 26th
PLEASE NOTE The Centre will be CLOSED as follows:
Friday 4th September closed until 2.30 pm
Monday 7th September closed all day
Saturday 19th September all day
10 am - 5 pm
January / February / March and October / November / December
10 am - 6 pm
April / May / June / July / August / September
Last admission 2 hours before closing
PLEASE NOTE Astronomy Festival times are different to regular days / times as follows:
Friday 4th September
CLOSED until 2.30 pm
Open 2.30 pm - 11 pm
Saturday 5th September
Open 10 am - 6 pm
Open 6.30 pm - 11 pm
Sunday 6th September
Open 10 am - 6 pm
Monday 7th September
CLOSED all day
The Centre is located in a beautiful rural location.
It is highly unlikely, but in extreme bad weather it may not be possible for The Centre to open for the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers.
This could be if there was a period of prolonged snow, or 'Amber / Red' weather warnings advising against non-essential travel.
We would use social media for the latest information if we were unable to open.
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.