Cost for pre-booked groups 15+ (excluding school groups)
Senior (65+) £8.95
Child (4 - 17 yrs) £7.95
Private Tour of the Telescopes £1.50 pp Minimum charge £30
Private Science Show £1.50 pp Minimum charge £30
Coach driver FREE entry
Special Needs Groups
1-1 FREE entry (ID required) for essential carers.
As an historic site, access is possible to most, but not all areas. Our toilet facilities now include hoist and height adjustable bed; please contact us for 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.
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 £1.50 pp, minimum charge £30
Optional private Telescope Tour, Science Show or Workshop (small additional charge).
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 rolls, to buffet lunches, gourmet 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 spaces around the site.
Group organisers are welcome to a complimentary visit to site to check the facilities and discuss arrangements etc. but please call us in advance. If you cannot pre-book a complimentary visit we will do our best to answer your questions.
There is ample FREE parking for coaches, minibuses & cars.
We have a dedicated team of employees and volunteers who will lead your booked workshops / tours etc. All have a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate and many are registered STEM Ambassadors.
This 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.