The Centre has plenty to do come rain or shine, but do check the latest forecast from the Herstmonceux weather station to help you decide whether to bring an umbrella or sun cream!
Due to COVID-19, all areas are required to have flowing air movement so we strongly advise all visitors to wear appropriate warm clothing and footwear.
There is no heating in the telescope domes and the temperature can drop rapidly - especially if you are visiting during a stargazing evening.
The outdoor exhibits cannot be open if the ground is flooded.
The Centre is located in a beautiful rural location.
It is highly unlikely, but in extreme bad weather it may not be possible for The Centre to open for the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers.
This could be if there was a period of prolonged snow, or 'Amber / Red' weather warnings advising against non-essential travel.
We would use social media for the latest information if we were unable to open.
The staff are privileged to be on site when The Centre is closed through all seasons and weather.
We would like to share some of our weather related images.............