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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Telegraph Way
Morn Hill
SO21 1HZ

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Tel: +44 (0)1962 863 791

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Opening Times

Term Time (1 Jan 2020 - 22 July 2020)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:00*
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
School Holidays (23 July 2020 - 1 Sept 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
School Holidays (2 Sept 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
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.


Saturday, 18th January 2020 - Sunday, 19th January 2020

Saturday, 25th January 2020 - Sunday, 26th January 2020

Saturday, 1st February 2020 - Sunday, 2nd February 2020

Micro Marvels at Winchester Science Centre & PlanetariumMicro Marvels at Winchester Science Centre & PlanetariumDiscover Micro Marvels at Winchester Science Centre every weekend from 11 January – 2 February 2020. Explore the weird and wonderful microscopic world through a fun and engaging live show and interactive activities.
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Saturday, 8th February 2020 - Sunday, 9th February 2020

Friday, 14th February 2020 - Sunday, 23rd February 2020

Saturday, 29th February 2020 - Sunday, 1st March 2020

Destination Space at Winchester Science Centre and PlanetariumDestination Space at Winchester Science Centre and PlanetariumDiscover Destination Space at Winchester Science Centre this February half term (daily from 14 – 24 Feb 2020 and every weekend from 8 February – 1 March 2020).
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Saturday, 7th March 2020 - Sunday, 8th March 2020

Saturday, 14th March 2020 - Sunday, 15th March 2020

DIY Science at Winchester Science CentreDIY Science at Winchester Science CentreDiscover DIY Science at Winchester Science Centre every weekend from 7 – 22 March 2020. Explore awesome hands-on science that you can do at home.
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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.



  • 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


  • 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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    Recent Reviews:

    • sylvia w
      Guildford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      A great place for enquiring minds of all ages
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 7th January 2020
      We took our 7 year old grandson here this week. It has a cafe as well as tables & benches for your own picnic. Totally intriguing & fascinating. Read full review
    • nick_white
      Marston Moretaine, United Kingdom
      Really good fun......
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 9th January 2020
      Stopped here on the way down to the south coast, not expecting to be more than a couple of hours........5 hours much fun stuff to do...fascinating and not just for Kids. Plenty of indoor... Read full review
    • ServerMartis
      Guildford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Great little place
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 12th January 2020
      Great place to keep kids busy. Lots of activities. Though could do a lot more. Planetarium show very good and fun for kids and adults. After 18 years needs a bit of a update and spruce up. Some car... Read full review

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