Our Gift Shop is located within the entrance reception so can be visited whenever The Centre is open without paying admission. This offers a great opportunity to browse without having to struggle through crowded shops - and parking is free!
You will discover science and astronomy related gifts, books, resources and own branded merchandise suitable for all ages as well as pocket money science toys and many items for party bags etc.
We also have 2 exclusive books: 'Astronomers at Herstmonceux' and 'The Isaac Newton Telescope'
Large retailers do not always represent the best value and we have several items at amazing prices.
We have stock of genuine NASA merchandise including limited edition Apollo 11 50th anniversary items from just £3.50 and Astronaut Space Food.
Please email us to discuss bulk purchases: firstname.lastname@example.org
These can be collected by prior arrangement (subject to current COVID-19 guidelines) or delivered to one UK address.
From 26th April 2021 you can visit the shop at The Observatory Science Centre for a truly bespoke shopping experience…
IT’S GREENER TO SHOP LOCAL: Reducing the amount of stuff you order online reduces your carbon footprint by cutting road miles and excess packaging, as well as supporting your local businesses …and you can actually see before you buy: no buying from a photo which so often leads to online disappointment.
PLUS you are SUPPORTING A CHARITY: The Observatory Science Centre is part of Science Projects Ltd. an educational charity dedicated to the promotion of science for all.
What do you sell?...A broad range of science and space related items suitable for all ages and interests. Includes NASA merchandise usually only available in U.S.A. and a wide selection of rocks and minerals, science kits, pocket money toys etc.
How can I visit your shop?...Just call us on 01323 832731 and we will open the shop, just for you by prior arrangement.
Where can I park?...When shopping we have FREE parking right outside our shop entrance which is step free and accessible.
Will anyone else be there?...not if we are opening just for you!
You can avoid the crowds: no need to worry about social distancing as we will open the shop just for you. We request that you wear a face covering if you are able to do so: our till point has a screen guard, we have sanitiser available and we will be wearing a face covering.
How can I pay?...We can take contactless, cheque or cash payments
Please bring a reusable bag: but we do have bags if you forget!
Please note: There is NO admission beyond the shop unless you have pre-booked admission. We are reopening from wc 17th May 2021: dates / session times vary.
We are delighted to have 25 exclusive Mark Charlton INT50 prints, produced to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Isaac Newton telescope.
Limited print run of 50.
A2, unframed, protected by plastic sleeve.
Just £25 per print. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!!
Payment / collection must be in person... please call or email us