The Observatory Science Centre
East Sussex

Enjoy an exciting range of interactive science based activities and exhibits amidst the historic domes and telescopes of a former world famous observatory. With over 100 interactive science exhibits on offer, as well as Workshops, Team Challenges, Science Shows, Telescope Tours, and large outdoor Discovery Park, you can plan an inspirational visit.

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    If you cannot visit the Centre our outreach team can bring Spectacular Science to you with the option of our mobile planetarium or portable ScienceWorks exhibits.  They will inspire and enthuse with material presented in a fun and entertaining way, tailored to the abilities of the group and geared towards specific learning objectives including key words and concepts.

    All of our team have a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate and many are registered as STEM Ambassadors.

    Our inflatable dome runs state-of-the-art professional planetarium software and the array of presentations are truly awe-inspiring, from mythology to space travel.

    ScienceWorks are portable table-top interactive exhibits designed to fit in a classroom.  The exhibitions have been specially developed for use in primary schools to assist in the teaching of the National Curriculum and are a useful tool in cross-curricular activities.

    For more information about our outreach programme including pricing, please call 01323 832731 or e-mail:

    Pricing Information

    From £5.25 per pupil - ALL adults free of charge

    Opening Times

    10 am - 6 pm:  April, May, June, July, August, September
    10 am - 5 pm:  February, March, October, November
    PLUS Twilight Visit Options with departure up to 10 pm.


    Wartling Road, Herstmonceux, East Sussex , BN27 1RN

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    • Pre visit Available
    • Risk Assessment Available
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