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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Telegraph Way
Morn Hill
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 1HZ

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Tel: +44 (0)1962 863 791

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Opening Times

School Holidays (2 Sept 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Term Time (1 Jan 2020 - 22 July 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:00*
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
School Holidays (23 July 2020 - 1 Sept 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

From North – M3 Jct 9 follow A272 onto A31. Follow tourism signs.
From South – M3 Jct 10 follow A31 for 2 miles. Follow signs.
From East – A31 or A272. Percy Hobbs roundabout. Follow tourism signs.

Public Transport Directions

Stagecoach Bus 64 stops just outside the short road (Telegraph Way) leading up to the Science Centre.

Events

Saturday, 16th November 2019 - Sunday, 17th November 2019

Saturday, 23rd November 2019 - Sunday, 24th November 2019

The Science of Roald Dahl Winchester Science CentreThe Science of Roald Dahl Winchester Science CentreIf you've ever wondered what's needed to get James' peach to fly, whether George is a genius scientist and how topsy turvy the Twits could really be, then this is the splendiferous science show for you! Join BBC Bitesize science presenter Jon Chase as he delves into the whoopsy waffling worlds of…
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Wednesday, 20th November 2019 - Wednesday, 20th November 2019

Space Lecture: How to Heat up Dark Matter at Winchester Science CentreSpace Lecture: How to Heat up Dark Matter at Winchester Science CentreWinchester Science Centre's evening Space Lectures are aimed at a level a little above most popular science lectures, so come prepared to exercise your brain and learn the science behind the headlines.
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Thursday, 28th November 2019 - Thursday, 28th November 2019

Tuesday, 17th December 2019 - Tuesday, 17th December 2019

Monthly Home Educator Days at Winchester Science CentreMonthly Home Educator Days at Winchester Science CentreHome educators are always welcome at Winchester Science Centre, with different options available for visiting to suit your preferences. See below for further details.
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Saturday, 30th November 2019 - Sunday, 1st December 2019

Saturday, 7th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

Saturday, 14th December 2019 - Sunday, 15th December 2019

Thursday, 19th December 2019 - Tuesday, 24th December 2019

Friday, 27th December 2019 - Monday, 6th January 2020

Dino Discovery with the World of Dinosaur Roar! Christmas Experience at Winchester Science CentreDino Discovery with the World of Dinosaur Roar! Christmas Experience at Winchester Science CentreImmerse your family in dinosaur exploration this Christmas at Winchester Science Centre and meet Father Christmas! An exciting partnership with the owners of popular children’s book series The World of Dinosaur Roar! sees their beautifully illustrated dinosaur characters brought to life through a…
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Saturday, 7th December 2019 - Saturday, 7th December 2019

After Dark: An Evening For Adults at Winchester Science CentreAfter Dark: An Evening For Adults at Winchester Science CentreAn evening where adults are able to explore their own curiosity in science with full access to the hands-on exhibition floors and the opportunity to enjoy a bespoke presenter-led planetarium show on a topic that changes monthly.
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Saturday, 7th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

Saturday, 14th December 2019 - Sunday, 15th December 2019

Thursday, 19th December 2019 - Tuesday, 24th December 2019

Santas Science Grotto at Winchester Science CentreSantas Science Grotto at Winchester Science CentreWinchester Science Centre are very excited to have Santa and the elves paying them another visit this year! Experience the magical setting of the Christmas grotto and meet Father Christmas. Children and their families will take part in a 45-minute relaxed workshop with Santa and his magnificent…
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Wednesday, 18th December 2019 - Wednesday, 18th December 2019

Space Lecture: The Music of Stars Reveals Their Deep Interiors at Winchester Science CentreSpace Lecture: The Music of Stars Reveals Their Deep Interiors at Winchester Science CentreWinchester Science Centre's evening Space Lectures are aimed at a level a little above most popular science lectures, so come prepared to exercise your brain and learn the science behind the headlines.
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
With Gift Aid£13.20 per ticket
Without Gift Aid£12.00 per ticket

Winchester Science Centre operates a one ticket price system. Savings are available for those advance booking online. Save 25% when booking online at least three days in advance or 10% the day before your visit. Discounts apply to General Admission only.

General Admission tickets allow full access to the hands-on exhibition area during normal opening hours, including entry to the Invention Studio during school holidays and on weekends. These tickets do not include admission to special events or the planetarium unless otherwise stated.

Planetarium shows are £3.50 when added to General Admission or £6.60 for a planetarium-only ticket.

The Science Centre is an independent educational charity that relies on Gift Aid and visitor donations to continue delivering inspiring science to young people and sparking curiosity in STEM.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Lift
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Undercover picnic area
  • Vegetarians catered for
  • Vending Facilities

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Lift
  • Meeting rooms
  • No Pets
  • Open all year round
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Team / Corporate Activities

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Delta
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No smoking
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Information Point
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
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      489
    • Very Good
      359
    • Average
      129
    • Poor
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Matt S
      Wokingham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      What a hidden gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 8th November 2019
      I'd never heard of this place until a few days before we went. We went on the last day of half term and had a superb day. Wife. Myself and our 8 and 6 year olds (and their 70 year old Grandad) loved... Read full review
    • Rosan58
      Hampshire, United Kingdom
      An excellent visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 9th November 2019
      We visited with our 6 year old and 5 year old grandchildren. They absolutely loved it and are already asking to go back. We also combined it with the planetarium show - chatterbox version- and again... Read full review
    • KP11347
      Haslemere, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Great Value
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 11th November 2019
      We visited in half term week with our two grandchildren (ages 3 and 8). There was plenty to do for both of them. Although the centre was busy we didn’t really have to wait very long to use any of the... Read full review

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