Our Gift Shop is located within the entrance reception so can be visited without paying admission to The Centre. 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 suitable for party bags etc.
We also stock 2 exclusive books: 'Astronomers at Herstmonceux' and 'The Isaac Newton Telescope' alongside an excellent range of NASA branded merchandise and Astronaut Space Food!
We have launched a small online shop featuring popular shop items, exclusive books and web bundles.
Every purchase helps to support us.
Large online retailers do not always offer the best value and we have several items at amazing prices....including NASA merchandise from £3
The shop is open whenever The Centre is open....Thank you for supporting us
6" Plasma Globes: £23.50
Light -Up Jump Rocket: £15
contains 3 rockets
Moon Beam Light : £15
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.
It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of The Observatory Science Centre from 18th March 2020 until further notice.
This decision was made in the light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and recent UK government advice, which our charity has been carefully monitoring and following.
The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our absolute priority during this difficult time.
Given the uncertainty we are all facing, we don’t yet know when we will re-open. If you have booked group visits / upcoming events etc. we will be in contact when we return to work.
We sincerely wish good health for you and your families during these uncertain times and we can’t wait to welcome you back as we continue our 25th anniversary celebrations.
The Observatory Science Centre team
Thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support.