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Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Telegraph Way | Morn Hill, Winchester SO21 1HZ, England
+44 1962 863791
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A 'must visit' museum.

We turned up here expecting to keep our daughter busy for maybe an hour or two at best. In the end... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Domini1
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
So busy!

I have an annual membership here and do like it a lot. Soft play is fun for my toddler and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jenny W
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London, United Kingdom
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Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium is an interactive hands-on Science Centre with 100 hands-on science exhibits plus also the UK's largest capacity digital planetarium. Most of the exhibits have been made by the in-house Workshop Team, in conjunction with partners such as Universities and industry. Exhibits, shows and events all year round for adults and children. Open 7 days a week. Ticket options: day tickets for the Hands-on Exhibition and tickets for planetarium shows may be bought separately or as a bundle deal. Family saver offer for those visiting with children. Winchester Science Centre is an independent charity reliant on ticket income. All funds received are reinvested in the activities of the charity which includes construction of new exhibits and daily maintenance of the current exhibit stock, education visits and workshops, mobile planetarium and outreach, events for adults including singles nights - and upkeep of the building.
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Telegraph Way | Morn Hill, Winchester SO21 1HZ, England
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+44 1962 863791
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We turned up here expecting to keep our daughter busy for maybe an hour or two at best. In the end, we had to drag her away after several hours. I loved it too, but I think my partner had as much fun as our...More

Thank Domini1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have an annual membership here and do like it a lot. Soft play is fun for my toddler and the exhibits are interactive and enjoyable (not sure how interesting they are for teenagers or adults though!) Coffee in the café is very poor but...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the science museum as we were camping nearby. We pre booked our tickets on line and booked for the planetarium Astronaut show. Wow the Planetarium was excellent our son was absolutely enthralled as was I !!! It was busy as was a typical summers...More

Thank Vanessa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We quite enjoyed our visit here! We popped over when we were staying down in Winchester, because we had a day to kill and a pair of very inquisitive children. We arrived early and in the middle of the summer holidays. Plenty of space in...More

Thank DaveWilkins
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you David, it's good to hear you enjoyed your visit. With best wishes, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my son who is almost 5, he loved the science centre, hours of fun for anyone who loves to play and build. The Conex area was a big hit and the soft play building blocks. However, we paid extra for 2 shows; the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are really pleased you enjoyed visiting the exhibition area but are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your planetarium experience. It is particularly unusual for us to receive any negative feedback about the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Coffee served DIY via press button machines we all remember from 10 years ago before the UK coffee scene moved on. Dreadful. Unfortunately they are charging the same prices as a high street posh coffee shop. Sandwiches pre-packed and pricey. I would avoid eating there...More

Thank johnrobert2011186299
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review - we are grateful for all feedback from visitors to help find ways to improve visitor experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The booking made for the exciting planetarium, off we set for the hour's journey from home. We had reserved places for the 11.20 performance and arrived in good time. At least that was what we had thought! We were met by staff standing in the...More

1  Thank Val104
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Winchester Science Centre has an onsite car park, with additional overflow parking available close by. At peak times, normally between October and February and for special event weekends, we operate a park and ride service. Due to the extremely wet start to the summer holidays...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic day out with plenty to entertain my boys ranging from ages 3.5 to 12. Money well spent and they loved the planetarium

Thank Jeni1970
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Wonderful. Thank you for your review. Best wishes, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the kids (8 & 10). Amazing day. Both science and planetarium parts were fun. Really recommend the star tours.

Thank hh232017
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you - we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. There are live shows every school holiday and special events throughout the year, so plenty of reasons to return. Best wishes, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a very interesting 3 hours at Intech. Our boys (aged 6 and 8) loved all of the hands on activities. There were over 100 hands on activities, so lots to do! There was also a minibeast handling opportunity too. The boys loved making...More

Thank Jet153
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. The Science Centre is in the South Downs National Park, with direct access to a Butterfly Conservation reserve so ideal for good weather too. At peak times (and...More

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ROBERT H
31 July 2017|
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Response from Wandering840 | Reviewed this property |
Yes good for all ages!
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Beccawte1987
6 January 2017|
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Response from Sean L | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Saturday as I haven't been on a Saturday. The last time I went I didn't have access but they sell lots of different types of tickets and events so maybe best to ring them?
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