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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

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

DIY Science: Musical Instruments at Winchester Science CentreDIY Science: Musical Instruments at Winchester Science CentreDiscover super exciting science that you can do at home as a family at Winchester Science Centre! Experience a fantastic live science show packed full of tips and tricks for DIY science, Get hands-on with fun activities and challenges in the Invention Studio and inspirers will be roaming the...
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Saturday, 30th March 2019 - Sunday, 31st March 2019

DIY Science: Electronics at Winchester Science CentreDIY Science: Electronics at Winchester Science CentreDiscover super exciting science that you can do at home as a family at Winchester Science Centre! Experience a fantastic live science show packed full of tips and tricks for DIY science, get hands-on with fun activities and challenges in the Invention Studio and iInspirers will be roaming the...
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Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 - Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

Space Lecture at Winchester Science CentreSpace Lecture at Winchester Science CentreThese monthly 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. The speakers are chosen from the best academic speakers in the UK, with a talent for explaining difficult concepts and the...
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Friday, 5th April 2019 - Tuesday, 23rd April 2019

Easter Holiday: Science of Sweets at Winchester Science CentreEaster Holiday: Science of Sweets at Winchester Science CentreThis tasty science experience has all the right ingredients for jam-packed family day out this Easter at Winchester Science Centre. Enjoy a pick 'n' mix of brilliant hands-on science in the Invention Studio, including a make your own Wonker-inspired sweet machine, and live science shows featuring a...
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Monday, 8th April 2019 - Thursday, 18th April 2019

Winchester Science Centre Science SchoolEaster Holiday Club at Winchester Science CentreA science-themed holiday club for children age 5 - 9 years old based at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. Children will be provided with an exciting daily programme of science-themed activities utilising the Centre, its surrounding green spaces and workshop rooms.
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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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    457
  • Very Good
    340
  • Average
    119
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • JessicaTodd
    Eastleigh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Pros and cons
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 27th February 2019
    Planetarium display was brilliant, really enjoyed that. Trying to avoid all the school children running unsupervised was a bit of a nightmare! They should arrange school trips on certain days when... Read full review
  • rebekah901
    Wimborne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Sunday rainy day visit, plenty to fill half a day, lots of activities and things to learn, our toddler loved it.
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd March 2019
    The science centre is a must visit but maybe not as initially expected! It’s like lots of stalls with science experiments.... as you enter you see the top level and on a rainy day it can seem really... Read full review
  • ALifeMapped
    Newbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Very engaging for kids
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th March 2019
    I took my nephews here (8 and 10) and they loved it. It's very interactive, so it offers a hands on opportunity to learn and experience science, even for those not particularly scientifically... Read full review

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