£275 (+vat) for groups up to 20
£13.75 (+vat) per additional person
We recommend 2 - 3 hours anytime from 6 pm, ending no later than 11 pm.
Contact us to discuss possibilities
Private use of The Centre.
Access to the indoors hands-on exhibits.
A telescope tour which can include the domes that are not normally open to the public.
Viewing through the historic telescopes (weather permitting).
If time permits, a visit to the 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.
We have a choice of spaces available for seated catering; the Café seats up to 36 and the main geodesic dome seats up to 80.
The hands-on corridor of exhibits is an ideal space to explore with a finger buffet, served from our café.
Our Café Manager will discuss options to suit your budget from canapes to curry.
All visitors to The Centre after dark should pay particular attention to where they are walking and ensure children are constantly supervised.
We recommend that warm clothing is worn and visitors may like to bring a torch (red light if possible).
You will be assisted by friendly, dedicated staff and volunteers. All have a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate and many are registered as STEM Ambassadors. They will ensure your evening is memorable, no matter what the weather brings.
There is ample FREE parking for coaches, minibuses & cars.
The Centre is a NON-SMOKING site, which includes E-cigarettes.
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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.
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.