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Carer goes free with an i-go cardholder

The Observatory Science Centre


How to claim this offer

Show your i-go card on entry or when booking

Terms and conditions

One carer is admitted free entry with an i-go cardholder.

About The Observatory Science Centre

The Centre is an interactive hands-on science centre which has been operating in the former home of The Royal Greenwich Observatory since 1995. Since opening, this unique attraction has gone from strength to strength and now offers Spectacular Science amongst the domes and telescopes of a world famous observatory. 
With over 100 of hands-on exhibits, both indoors and out, there’s something for visitors of all ages to enjoy at the Observatory Science Centre.

Learn more about The Observatory Science Centre


Mobility and/or building
  • Exhibits Are Mostly At Wheelchair Height
  • Other (please specify)

The Observatory is an old building, steps at reception cannot be avoided but there is good wheelchair access at the rear of the building.

The hands-on exhibits are in a long wide corridor which is wheelchair accessible. The exhibits themselves are at a low height and accessible.

The exhibition in Dome F is accessible.

Dome E housing an historic refractor telescope is accessible during daytime.

Disabled Parking & Drop-off
  • Blue Badge
  • Designated Disabled Parking

There are four blue badge parking bays.

Blue Badge holders are asked to stop at reception and buy tickets, then drive to the Blue Badge parking area at the rear of the building where there is wheelchair access.

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Grab/Drop Down Rails
  • Baby Changing Facilities

The accessible toilet is on the ground floor.

Guide Dogs
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
The Unexpected
  • There are flashing lights
  • There can be sudden loud noise

It can get noisy, the exhibition area is a large corridor and acoustics are exaggerated.

There are flashing lights in the separate ‘Light and Colour’ exhibition – there is a warning in place about this on the door.      



Wartling Road
Herstmonceux, BN27 1 RN