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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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Opening Times

Term Time (1 Jan 2019 - 22 July 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:00*
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
School Holidays (23 July 2019 - 1 Sept 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
School Holidays (2 Sept 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
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

Friday, 24th May 2019 - Monday, 3rd June 2019

Saturday, 8th June 2019 - Sunday, 9th June 2019

Saturday, 15th June 2019 - Sunday, 16th June 2019

Saturday, 22nd June 2019 - Sunday, 23rd June 2019

Robots and Future Tech at Winchester Science CentreRobots and Future Tech at Winchester Science Centre and PlanetariumDiscover Robots and Future Tech at Winchester Science Centre this May half term (daily from 24 May - 3 Jun) and every weekend from 8 - 23 June. Find plenty of hands-on science, a shockingly good live science show demonstrating electricity and future tech, and a chance to design, build and compete...
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Saturday, 29th June 2019 - Sunday, 30th June 2019

Saturday, 6th July 2019 - Sunday, 7th July 2019

Saturday, 13th July 2019 - Sunday, 14th July 2019

Saturday, 20th July 2019 - Sunday, 21st July 2019

Destination Space Apollo at Winchester Science Centre and PlanetariumDestination Space Apollo at Winchester Science Centre and PlanetariumDiscover Destination Space – Apollo at Winchester Science Centre every weekend from 29 June – July 21. July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of NASA's 1969 Apollo 11 lunar mission, and the first time humans landed on the Moon. Celebrate this momentous achievement with a range of space themed...
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Wednesday, 10th July 2019 - Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Space Lectures at Winchester Science CentreSpace Lecture: Applying Missile Defence Technology to Solve the Near Earth Asteroid Problem at Winchester Science Centre & PlanetariumAlexander Godfrey, Senior Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin UK, will be exploring how technology could be used to detect and prevent meteors from reaching our planet; such as the undetected Chelyabinsk meteor that hit in 2013 causing in the region of £10 million worth of damage.
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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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  • Average
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  • Poor
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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • Fizzabel
    Salisbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Good for younger children, interesting planetarium
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
    Visited the science museum with my partner and his 12 year old son during Easter holidays. It was extremely busy but it was a very wet day & of course half term. Parking was a bit of a palaver - get... Read full review
  • Wendy G
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Disappointing day
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th May 2019
    Great area, great concept, lots of interactive things to try and ideas to explore and the planetarium is amazing, however..... Disappointed by a number of exhibits either broken or not working and... Read full review
  • Ewyena
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    PERFECT FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th May 2019
    Visited at the end of last year, just after Christmas. So the time was perfect for families, and anyway I believe that mostly families are the visitors. It has a huge car park P&D. Very interesting... Read full review

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