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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Second visit

Previous visit was around 5 years ago. Kids still loved it and it’s great for grown ups too. Some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hhh123abc
via mobile
Little legs running around

We here I am again with more little kiddies from College Town Primary School, running around, dry... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colinaki
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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“all ages”(100 reviews)
“solar system”(20 reviews)
“soft play area”(29 reviews)
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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is a self-funded, educational charity dedicated to sparking curiosity and building science capital for all. It is an important regional hub for informal science learning and a popular visitor attraction for...more
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Telegraph Way | Morn Hill, Winchester SO21 1HZ, England
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+44 1962 863791
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Previous visit was around 5 years ago. Kids still loved it and it’s great for grown ups too. Some new attractions and the google earth viewer was great, so good on the big screen. What a way to explore the world. Handy for the motorway....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hhh123abc
WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to welcoming you back for another visit soon!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We here I am again with more little kiddies from College Town Primary School, running around, dry noise on the way down hoping more quiet on the way back. Theirs lots for them to do in here well worth any family to bring their own...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're pleased to hear that yourself and lots of happy children enjoyed your visit here. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for Children and adults alike. Young and old enjoy the interactive exhibits. If possible check times can get busy. Not been for a while so not an up to date review.More

Date of experience: December 2017
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WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you were impressed by our hands-on exhibits. We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

The whole place was kind of run down, many exhibits were not working and neither was the soft play area. The prime reason for going was for our granddaughter's seventh birthday, she has been fascinated with the solar system since she was 4, even asked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you felt your visit here wasn't good value for money. After a recent investment to transform the...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018

Much improved from last visit. Many new installations, including a superb new Space exhibit. The emphasis now on really amazing science and engineering with enough to keep children occupied all day. A few big old human biology exhibits are very tired and barely functioning but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Malcolm318
WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit here, especially the brand new Explorer:Space zone! We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018

Having visited the museum today for the first time we found the pricing very expensive for what was provided, all shows are extra and some of the equipment was not in good working order or very grubby. We will not be going again .On the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you felt disappointed with your visit here. To get the best possible admission price, we recommend booking...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Expensive entry, parking and planetarium and it quickly became apparent that there was nothing appropriate to do for our 14 Yr old son or us adults. We'd "done" everything in about half an hour.. If that. Tables were covered with dirty containers etc. from lunches...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you felt disappointed with your visit here. Our core audience is 5-12 yr olds and their families...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

My first time, but my wife and kids' second visit. We really enjoyed ourselves despite it being the school holidays (with the traditional crowds and all) - it wasn't actually too bad. They had enough activity tables and stations to spread the people around. Many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're really pleased to hear that yourself and your family enjoyed your day with us this October half term. We look forward...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

My first visit today, my son and two grandsons’ second visit! We all loved it! The boys, five and seven years old and quite different personalities, found plenty to enjoy, explore, twiddle and learn. The Planetarium show “ Cardboard Rocket” was perfect for their age...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're really pleased to hear that yourself and your family had a fantastic day out with us this October half term and...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

£54 for a family of four (with planetarium) seemed very expensive. Large number of the installations not working correctly or had pieces missing. Wouldn’t bother unless you are desperate or can get in cheaply.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear you felt the Science Centre was expensive - we recommend that visitors book online at least three days in advance to take advantage of...More

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Lou C
8 July 2018|
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Response from Moreteavicar13 | Reviewed this property |
Two years is certainly too young. Maybe 6 and upwards.
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ROBERT H
30 July 2017|
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Response from Wandering840 | Reviewed this property |
Yes good for all ages!
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Beccawte1987
5 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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