The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux

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  • The entry price is very reasonable considering what you get for your cash, tons of hands on science things to do and see, and a free tour of the large telescopes and a detailed talk, possible a bit bo...  more »
  • We visited the Observatory Science Centre as a family activity day to celebrate a 60th birthday. We were all adults and this trip was arranged in advance. As suggested by the Science centre staff we a...  more »
  • The observatory is not used any more and the science centre is aimed at children. This is not a visitor attraction aimed at adults  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic place. Stumbled across it as we were staying nearby and spotted there was an open evening scheduled for 5 May. We had a fantastic time. My son (OK not just my son) loved having a go at the science experiments and exhibitions while we waited for the sunset. When it was dark enough we got to look through several of the large telescopes to view Venus, Jupiter and it's moons, the Castor & Pollux binary stars, some galaxies near the Leo constellation and the Andromeda cluster. A great evening out and the staff/volunteers were all extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The cafe did great coffee and cakes too!
  • A hidden gem! Went on a Sunday and it was relatively quiet. Loads of very interesting hands-on exhibits which engaged both of my children (aged 2 and 5) for the entire time we were there. Highlights for me were the theramin, the giant Archimedes screw and the timed balance board (I'm rather competitive!!). Lovely setting and great to see the kids engaged in things that are simultaneously physical, fun and educational!
  • Brilliant for young and old kids. Big telescopes and lots of experiments to participate in. Hours of fun. Not expensive and reasonably good parking. The cafe is a bit grim
  • Really good for kids many things for them to get involved in. Pressing buttons etc. Very interesting could do with some staff about to tell you what's going on. Lot's of stuff to read so information is there but have to get involved yourself. Also kids would love the playground type activities that are there. Needs to be a nice day. Avoid weekdays if schools are there.
  • What a great day out, the kids never stopped exploring and were kept busy all day with all the interactive displays and experiments. Staff were all friendly and knowledgeable and the entry prices are very reasonable, highly recommended place to visit.
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