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An interactive science centre which has been operating in the former home of The Royal Greenwich Observatory since 1995. This unique attraction offers Spectacular Science amongst the domes and telescopes of a world famous observatory.

Guide Prices

2024 Admission Prices - Booking online in advanced
With Gift Aid / Without Gift Aid
Adult: £10.95 / £12.05
Child (0 - 3 yrs): FREE / FREE
Child (4 -17 yrs): £8.95 / £9.85
Senior: £9.95 / £10.95
Family of 4: £35.00 / £38.50
Family of 5: £42.00 / £46.20
Carers: FREE / FREE

2024 Admission Prices - On the door
With Gift Aid / Without Gift Aid
Adult: £11.50 / £12.65
Child (0 - 3 yrs): FREE / FREE
Child (4 -17 yrs): £9.50 / £10.45
Senior: £10.50 / £11.55
Family of 4: £36.75 / £40.45
Family of 5: £44.25 / £48.75
Carers: FREE / 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

Road Directions

Signposted from A272 Road at Herstmonceux two miles east of village on Boreham Street to Pevensey road. Look for sign to Herstmonceux Castle on A271 or A27

The Observatory Science Centre

Type:Museum - Science

Wartling Road, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, EAST SUSSEX, BN27 1RN

Tel: 01323 832731

Opening Times

* Opening times, see on website

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