Island Planetarium, Yarmouth

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  • This is a nice little place . My nephews have an interest in planets so was more for them rather than me but couldn't fault the displays etc . Also we got to see a 30 minute film about planets which w...  more »
  • It was good looking at the night sky especially if you are interested in the night sky nice to see some chartsthat a boat might follow  more »
  • The building is a little sad and reeks of damp. A good number of the seats are broken and don't tilt back. The show itself would have been quite good if It hadn't been blurry and out of focus - slight...  more »
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  • Would have loved this planetarium more if there was interaction between staff and visitors. It's essentially a (very blurry) video about the most common celestial objects with terms and language geared towards adults. Our young kids were restless and bored as they couldn't understand 90% of what was being said. We were expecting staff to talk it all through with us in a fun way, but the planetarium operator sat in the corner with headphones on...
  • DREADFULL. Staff was very unhelpfull didnt know there subject .Refused to answer questains and kept disappearing out the back.The gift shop full of rubbish very dated and boring nothing worth buying as it was just rubbish. Displays need a vast improvement and the layout is poor .Photos and videos that are shown as part of the displays are not profesional and dated. the information that really matters is not there. Displays show lack of imagination thought and not layed out correctly no interactive displays avaliable on vist. Management unhelpfull and very rude to customers. There was hardly anything to do with Robert hook as advertised dispite being on the trail nothing to do there was nothing regarding the Black Arrow project. You are better of visting the observatory as they know there stuff and will go out there way to help and assist unlike the plantarium management. ITS A JOKE. This is a pitty as its set in fantastic suroundings and your better of visting the orther attractions and leaving this out as they are more informative and ran better. Ive given it one star but thats becouse of its surroundings NOT BECOUSE OF the Island Planetarium.very dissapointed
  • Quite old school planetarium, not without its charm, but probably not the best thing here
  • Great fun for the kids nice walk through the woods with great views over the solent
  • Great Planetarium Shows and Robert Hooke Exhibition is here

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