Cost for pre-booked groups 15+ (excluding school groups)
Senior (65+) £6.75
Child (4 - 17 yrs) £5.75
Private Tour of the Telescopes £1 pp
Private Science Show £1 pp
Coach driver FREE entry
Special Needs Groups
1-1 FREE entry (ID required) for essential carers of registered disabled visitors. We have disabled facilities and access to most areas; please contact us for more information.
Access to the hands-on exhibits indoors and out (weather permitting).
Opportunity to visit our exhibition 'Domes of Discovery- the story of The Royal Observatory' which brings to life the 300 year history of one of the most famous scientific institutions in the world.
Optional private Telescope Tour, Science Show or Workshop (small additional charge).
Groups and societies with a particular affiliation to astronomy or engineering may like to book an extended private tour which will include the domes not normally open to the public. This costs £1 pp, minimum charge £20.
We operate our own cafe and catering unit 'The Launch Box': every booking helps to support our charity.
Catering options can be discussed from morning coffee & bacon baps, to buffet lunches, burger & fries, and traditional home made cream teas and cakes.
We have a choice of marquee etc usually available for private groups which can be as formal / informal as you wish.
There is also plenty of picnic space around the site.
Group organisers are welcome to a complimentary visit to The Centre to check the facilities and discuss arrangements etc- please call us in advance and we will try to ensure a member of staff is available to answer your questions.
There is ample FREE parking for coaches, minibuses & cars
We have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who will lead your booked workshops / tours etc.All have a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate and many are registered as STEM Ambassadors.
The Centre is a NON-SMOKING site, which includes e-cigarettes.
CCTV is operating throughout the site.
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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.
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......