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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

School Holidays (2 Sept 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
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*
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, 14th September 2019 - Sunday, 13th October 2019

Curious Combustions at Winchester Science Centre & PlanetariumCurious Combustions at Winchester Science Centre & PlanetariumDiscover Curious Combustions at Winchester Science Centre every weekend from 14 September – 13 October. Ignite inquisitive minds with an explosive live show exploring the fascinating science behind combustion, and fun hands-on activities in the Invention Studio. Learn why and how combustion occurs,…
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Saturday, 19th October 2019 - Sunday, 10th November 2019

Incredible Inventions at Winchester Science Centre & PlanetariumOctober Half Term Incredible Inventions at Winchester Science Centre & PlanetariumDiscover Inventions at Winchester Science Centre this October half term (daily from 25 Oct – 4 Nov) and every weekend from 19 October – 10 November.
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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! Featuring imaginative storytelling and activities brought to you by the owners of popular children's book series The World of Dinosaur Roar!
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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:

    • X2000PRrichardg
      Clanfield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Fantastic day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 3rd September 2019
      Hi we went on a day trip to Winchester and it was a fantastic day. The two shows were hosted by Jordan and his knowledge and showmanship was great. We had two happy children. Thank you Read full review
    • Dave M
      Entertaining and Informative
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 3rd September 2019
      Took our 7 year grandson and he was totally exhausted after 5 hours of pleasurable activity. Suggest you arrive early as possible as car park fills quickly - a wet weekend might be... Read full review
    • Moaningalot
      Day out with our granddaughter
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 7th September 2019
      We had a great time . It's great for kids of all ages. We was going to buy a yearly pass , so as my son could go with his two kids. But it's not transferable like some other passes. We found that to... Read full review

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