The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux

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  • August 21, 2017
    Visited with our sons, so much to see and everything very much hands on which is great for young and old! Sons had both been before on school trip and wanted to go back! Great.....  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Two 20-somethings and a 14 year-old all found something to keep them amused on a combined visit with the castle grounds. The older visitor (me) did too and especially the talk about the telescopes and...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Visited this week for the first time and really enjoyed it even as a group of adults. The talks were fun and informative, wish I'd taken a couple of kids tho so we could have played on more things! :)  more »
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  • I, and my family, love it here. The site is crammed full of hands-on science themed experiments and activities for kids, inside and out. The facility is the old observatory, which makes is at once historic, characterful and tired. But the activities and experiments are a great mix of fun - mostly physics based - and include water, magnets, space/planets, forces, electricity, light and more. Staff are keen to show you what to do and there are scheduled talks in the domes (which feature the original telescopes). The cafe is basic but functional, recommend bringing a packed lunch. For inquisitive young minds this place is tremendous and in terms of hands on things to do is FAR better than the Science Museum in London.
  • A great place to take kids for the day. Lots of interactive science displays and things to try. Science talks are quite good also.
  • A fantastic place to visit. Went here as a helper on school trip and was so good to see 6&7 year olds so excited and engaged in science!
  • The science of family fun... Great quirky place, kids will be happy here for ages, from smaller ones mine were obsessed with the large water based features / toys. Great talks and good cafĂ©.
  • I was a little dissappointed by the Science Centre. Lots of hands on exhibits covering all aspects of science but I didn't find them very well explained. I have a reasonable knowledge of basic science but had trouble explaining a lot to the child I was with. There were signs on each exhibit but I had to read a lot to understand it myself before I could explain it to the youngster.

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