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image for Outdoor Event item typeOpening Weekend 2019 at The Observatory Science Centre

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Family Event, Sat 26 - Sun 27 Jan 2019, free entry

The Observatory Science Centre

The Observatory Science Centre

Ariel View of the historic site.

Address

Wartling Road,
Herstmonceux,
Hailsham,
East Sussex,
BN27 1RN

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Jan Opening Weekend 2019

Details

The Opening Weekend 2019 has a special admission price offer of just £6 per person (under 4's and carer are FREE). There are over 100 outdoor and indoor hands-on exhibits, something for everyone.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Jan 2019 10:00 to 17:00

Prices

Free entry

£6 Special Price

Location

Directions

See location of The Observatory Science Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 646103  Lat: 50.86962 Long: 0.33843

Signposted from A272 Road at Herstmonceux two miles east of village on Boreham Street to Pevensey road. Look for sign to Herstmonceux Castle on A271 or A27

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • special accessibility entrance

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Notes

As an historic site, accessibility is very limited, especially where the telescope domes are concerned. It is provided wherever possible. In the cafe as much help as possible is given with dietary requirements. There is a special entrance with a ramp for the disabled as the main entrance is difficult.