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The Observatory Science Centre

Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 1RN, UK

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About The Observatory Science Centre

The Observatory Science Centre is one of the leading "hands-on" science centres with over 100 exhibits. As the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with its domes and telescopes, visitors can savour the unique atmosphere of a site where astronomers studied the heavens from 1950s to 1980s.



Attractions near The Observatory Science Centre

Herstmonceux Castle0.51km from The Observatory Science Centre

This 15th Century moated castle is set in 550 acres of glorious woodland and gardens. Visit the tearoom, visitor centre and children’s woodland play area and take a leisurely walk along the nature trail. Don’t forget the beautiful gardens. The castle was renowned for being one of the first buildings to use that material in England, and was built using bricks taken from the local clay, by builders from Flanders.

Pevensey Castle5.73km from The Observatory Science Centre

Pevensey Castle’s impressive ruins stand on what was once a peninsula projecting from the Sussex coast. This naturally defensible site, first fortified by the Romans, was most famously the place where the Norman Conquest of England began. It is a great family day out in East Sussex, encompassing rich history and fun things to do and see for adults and children.

Cuckoo Trail6.44km from The Observatory Science Centre

The Cuckoo Trail is one of the most popular family cycle rides in the South East. The trail takes you through woodland, open grassland, and pasture. Along the way you can spot green woodpeckers, orchids, seasonal wildflowers, oak sculptures and carved wooden seats. One of the iconic location where you can spend some good time with your family.

Pevensey Bay Beach6.55km from The Observatory Science Centre

Pevensey Bay is an old fishing village founded in the 1600's as Wallsend , the end of the sea wall from Eastbourne. One of the iconic location where you can spend some nice time in this beautiful seaside with your loved ones.

Sovereign Harbour8.65km from The Observatory Science Centre

Sovereign Harbour is northern Europe’s largest composite marina complex and boasts four linked harbours and the hugely popular Waterfront retail and restaurant development. Here you can also enjoy a thirty-minute marina boat trip, or if you’d like to venture a little further charter one of the boats within Sovereign Harbour Marina for a fishing, sightseeing or diving trip.

Egerton Park9.18km from The Observatory Science Centre

Egerton Park offers something for everyone from leisurely walks around the lakes to a more vigorous workout at the fitness area. Enjoy a game of tennis on one of the outdoor courts, try your hand at bowls or take a boat out on the lake. Children of all ages will love the play zone with a range of exciting equipment including a zip-wire, climbing unit with treehouse, and sand play area.

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East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent to the north and east, West Sussex to the west, and Surrey for a short distance to the north-west, as well as the English Channel to the south.