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

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Admission Prices 2017

  With Gift Aid Without Gift Aid Notes
Adult £9.10 £8.25      
Child (4-16 yrs)# £6.90 £6.25      
Senior £7.30 £6.60      
Family of 4 £28.30 £25.70 Maximum 2 Adults
2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children
Family of 5 £32.25 £29.30 Maximum 2 Adults
2 adults + 3 children or 1 adult + 4 children
Members FREE FREE Membership Information
Carers* FREE FREE Require production of I-Go Card, Compass Card, Blue Badge, benefit award Letter or similar   

# Children must be accompanied by an adult / senior at all times.

* Carers admitted free of charge when accompanying a paying child / adult. Please show you I-go card, Compass Card, Blue Badge, benefit award letter, or similar.

The Observatory Science Centre reserves the right to alter admission prices without prior notice.

PLEASE note that not everything mentioned on this website will be available at the time of your visit.

Gift Aid admission

If you are a UK tax payer please 'gift aid' your admission.

Science Projects Ltd is a registered charity No. 298542 and one way in which you can support The Centre is through Gift Aid.
This can be actioned by making a donation on top of the admission price or through joining the membership scheme.
The extra makes a massive difference and will help to maintain and develop this unique centre.
Groups

Pre-booked daytime groups only (not schools) of 15+
Adults    £7.25
Children £5.25
Seniors  £5.60
For further details please visit the Daytime Groups section

Pre-booked evening groups only (not schools)
£225 (+vat) for up to 20 people, then £11.25 (+vat) per additional person

For further details please visit the Evening Groups section


Pre-booked daytime School groups only 
Pupils £4.95
Pupils including telescope tour or science show £5.90

Team Challenges £6.90

Pre-booked evening School groups only
Pupils £10.40
Includes food and Telescope Tour

All accompanying adults with school groups are admitted free of charge
For further details please visit the Schools section

Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle

The Centre is set within the beautiful Herstmonceux Castle Estate, home of  Bader International Study Centre, Queen's University (Canada).

If you wish to visit both The Centre and The Gardens & Grounds, please purchase a combined ticket from the castle entrance kiosk. 
Please note that The Gardens & Grounds have a shorter operating season than The Observatory Science Centre.

Admission to The Gardens & Grounds alone is via a separate entry ticket purchased from the castle entrance kiosk.
The Castle operates as an International Study Centre and is not freely open to the public. They do conduct organised tours at an extra charge so please check the website for times and prices.

Blue Peter Badge Winners

The Centre offers free admission to Blue Peter Badge Winners.

Each badge holder MUST be accompanied by a full paying adult or senior, and this cannot be combined with any other admission offer / voucher etc. Free admission is granted whenever normal admission prices would apply but will NOT be granted without a valid ID card and badge.

Badge Winners will be aware of their terms and conditions which are also on the Blue Peter website