The Observatory Science Centre


Now celebrating 25 years of Spectacular Science among the domes and telescopes of a former world famous observatory. With over 100 interactive science exhibits, Telescope Tours, Stargazing Evenings, Astronomy Courses and many Special Events throughout the year, our aim is to make science spectacular and fun for everyone.

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Guide Prices

The Observatory Science Centre reserves the right to alter admission charges without prior notice.
With Gift Aid / Without Gift Aid
Adult: £9.65 / £8.75
Child (4-17 yrs): £7.45 / £6.75
Senior (65+): £8.55 / £7.75
Family of 4: £30.55 / £27.75
(Maximum 2 Adults i.e. 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children)
Family of 5: £36.05 / £32.75
(Maximum 2 Adults i.e. 2 adults + 3 children or 1 adult + 4 children)
Members: FREE
Carers (ID required): FREE



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


Map & Directions

The Observatory Science Centre

Type:Museum - Science

Wartling Road, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN
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Call direct on:

Tel01323 832731

Opening Times

10 am - 5 pm
January / February / March and October / November / December
10 am - 6 pm
April / May / June / July / August / September

Last admission 2 hours before closing


  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020

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