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The Observatory Science Centre

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Address: Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 1RN, England
Phone Number: +44 1323 832731
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Visit to Herstmonceux Science Centre

What a fantastic place for adults and children with so many things to see and do. I really enjoyed the learning process by taking part in the activities. So much to see and so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
MartynDyer
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic place for adults and children with so many things to see and do. I really enjoyed the learning process by taking part in the activities. So much to see and so much to do as well as visiting the actual observatories. The guided tour was excellent and so informative. I would highly recommend this location for the... More 

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a school party a few years ago and visited as a couple lately. Good experience both times....educational and I retesting and a lovely setting.

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Thank Chantal H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our children had a lovely day visiting the centre our 9 year old enjoyed all the talks the cafe is reasonable many thanks once again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I work in a school and we came here on a school trip with children in years 3 and 4. I can honestly say that this is one of the best school trips that i've been on. There was so much for the children to get stuck in to. The staff were friendly and all the areas were very clean... More 

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Thank Lisa H
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I volunteered at a beavers club we took the group here for an evening and they loved it, there is loads for them to do including an outside playground with interesting frames etc. Inside there are lots of interactive things for them which makes the learning exciting for them!

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Thank Natasha K
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Observatory and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The information and activities were fun and engaging, suitable for young and old. The family loved it!

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Thank L8349PSsuzannem
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 2.5 year old son thinking he wouldn't enjoy it. How wrong I was. Really great science centre which we enjoyed as much as he did :) Great outdoor stuff as well as indoor and very nice staff. Lovely visit.

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Thank sawshark1
JO H, Manager at The Observatory Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We don't charge admission until children are 4+ and it's great that your son proved you're never too young to start science fun and education! We hope you can visit again. More 

essex,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent visiting while on half term Cost us £27 I think for a family of 4 Lots of science things to do. The kids love it. Spent about 3 hours here that's enough

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Thank peter36
JO H, Manager at The Observatory Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you all enjoyed your half-term visit. More 

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went for an hour and stayed all afternoon. It is very close to Eastbourne where we were staying and about half an hour from Brighton. The place is for all ages with hands on experiments. I (at 68) was also hands on. My husband in a wheelchair could also enjoy it. We went to listen to the talk about... More 

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Thank Jean H
JO H, Manager at The Observatory Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and positive comments. As an educational charity we have a limited budget for advertising and we truly believe we are 'a hidden gem' in the Sussex countryside. We hope you can visit again for an Open Evening and view through the historic telescopes - weather permitting! More 

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Having been here several times with children of all ages I can say how much everyone has enjoyed the experience. There is so much to see and do inside the centre and the grounds are great to burn off some energy and to enjoy a picnic.

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Thank vikkiymurray
JO H, Manager at The Observatory Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we look forward to your future visits. More 

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