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The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux
Hailsham
East Sussex
BN27 1RN
Tel: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

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Welcome

Spectacular hands-on science and discovery among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory.
We look forward to welcoming you through 2018......

Thank you for supporting us!
Telephone: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION APRIL 2018

PLEASE HELP US TO HELP YOU
We have recently experienced exceptional weather but we are fortunate to have contingency parking arrangements....

DO NOT PARK YOUR VEHICLE ON ANY GRASS WITHIN THE ESTATE. IT IS VERY BOGGY AND WE HAVE NO MEANS TO ASSIST IF YOU IGNORE THIS ADVICE.

DO NOT DRIVE IN TO THE ESTATE: THE CAR PARK IS ON WARTLING ROAD TO THE LEFT (SOUTH SIDE) OF THE ESTATE ENTRANCE... PLEASE PARK VEHICLES CLOSE TOGETHER.

CARS: Park on the FREE tarmac car park on Wartling Road. This is on the south side of the entrance barrier driveway and just a short walk along a private roadway within the Herstmonceux Estate. The car park is unlit, so if you are visiting for the open evening please bring a torch.

BLUE BADGE HOLDERS:
Follow signs to park at the back of The Centre with ramped access.

Do ring ahead if you are unsure of any arrangements.
Do wear appropriate footwear and warm clothing.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VISITORS FOR BEING UNDERSTANDING... ALSO PLEASE NOTE: THE OUTDOOR EXHIBIT AREAS MAY NOT BE OPEN IF GROUND CONDITIONS REMAIN MUDDY.

Operation Earth

We are proud to have been chosen as one of the 11 partner science centres to engage with this fascinating Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) funded  project. Look out for our Operation Earth activities throughout the year and help us investigate our wonderful planet.           

For more information see our Operation Earth  page.

Exhibit Availability in the Winter Months

Please check the exhibits section for further details

Exclusive Book NOW AVAILABLE

The Isaac Newton Telescope - at Herstmonceux and on La Palma
2017 EDITION NOW AVAILABLE

We have produced a limited edition of just 200 gold-foiled copies to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Isaac Newton Telescope (INT).

These are available with the exclusive INT pin badge designed for us by Brighton based artist Mark Charlton.

Paperback, 104 colour and black/white illustrations.
By Anthony Wilson.
Science Projects Publishing 2017. ISBN 978 0 9512394 2 1

Exclusively available from The Observatory Science Centre shop or via mail order.
Cost £23 (including p & p)
Please call us to make card payments.

Cheques payable to 'Science Projects Ltd' and send to:
The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux
East Sussex
BN27 1RN

Mark Charlton limited edition

We are delighted to have 25 of Mark's INT50 prints (A2) available from a limited print run of 50.

Just £25 Once they’re gone, they’re gone!!

We are unable to post, so payment / collection must be in person.
Please call us to discuss 01323 832731
2018 Information Leaflet
2018 Events and Activities Brochure
Spectacular Science for Schools
Cuckmere Bus
Every Wednesday from 14th February, why not leave the car at home and visit The Centre on the Cuckmere Bus! PLUS you receive reduced entry to The Centre of just £5 pp. when presented alongside a valid Cuckmere bus ticket.
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Motive for Murder
Prepare yourself for an evening of sinister happenings for this Museums at Night event. Explore the Centre looking for clues and work out who committed murder. Starting with a delicious delicious buffet supper the scene is set and the fun begins! You will also have an opportunity to look through the telescopes and spot Jupiter. Book now to secure your place(s) and we will see you in time for "Murder!"
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