April 6th - 23rd
Open daily 10 am - 6 pm, last admission 4 pm.
Cafe closes 5.30 pm
We have a Spectacular daily programme of activities for the local school holiday including Telescope Tours and Science Shows.
Once you have paid your admission there is no extra charge for these tours / shows.
Science Shows are normally 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm
Telescope Tours are normally midday, 2 pm and 4 pm
Please check times when you arrive.
PLUS: an exciting choice of pre-bookable workshops for children
We are delighted to offer our inflatable planetarium for 'pop-up' days during the Easter school holiday:
Timed presentations throughout the day additional £2 pp, tickets can be purchased at reception.
June 10th - 14th and June 17th - 20th
For 9 working days East Sussex Highways are carrying out patching works on Wartling Road which will be closed to through traffic 7 am – 7 pm, but will be allowing access to both The Observatory Science Centre and Herstmonceux Castle Gardens & Grounds. Evening / night access is unaffected and there will be no weekend working.
The Observatory Science Centre and Herstmonceux Gardens & Grounds will be open as normal and we will provide updates as necessary.