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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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Great for a rainy day

I took my siblings aged 10 and 6, we all had a wonderful afternoon working our way through the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
charlotten876
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Pleasantly Surprised

Visited with my wife and our 2 sons (3 year old and 9 month old). My 3 year old was too young to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lukec72
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Fareham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“solar system”(21 reviews)
“soft play area”(30 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took my siblings aged 10 and 6, we all had a wonderful afternoon working our way through the interactive exhibits. Ample parking and just off the A34. It’s been fairly busy on the occasions I have visited and reasonable entry fee.More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank charlotten876
WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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, especially the hands-on science exhibits, and look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Centre yesterday for our grandsons third birthday and we were a little disappointed in several ways. We found some of the exhibits were not working or had parts missing. A few areas were also blocked off as not working anyway. We found...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jean J
WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days 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 disappointed by your visit here. After a recent investment to transform the ground floor...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent site and fascinating. exhibition area with 100 hands-on science exhibits, each of which has a curriculum linked sign on-site and a reference sheet available from the website. In addition Winchester Science Centre features a digital planetarium that offers a full-dome experience and a variety...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 our hands-on exhibits and planetarium experience. Our mobile planetarium is proving to be very popular...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my son's favourite places (he's 3). Loads to do no matter how old and the annual pass is great value. Sometimes we'll just come for an hour mid week and it's very quiet.More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 think our annual pass is great value and that you've been making the most of your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and our 2 sons (3 year old and 9 month old). My 3 year old was too young to understand almost any of the science but he still loved playing on the various things there are to do. The Soft Play...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lukec72
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 yourself and your family enjoyed your visit with us. The construction of our new soft play area...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good half day out, great value for money especially if you pre book online. great staff too! Really educational but made so much fun, easy to find and park. get there early though!More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place rocks. This was our second visit (first one was 18 months ago). Kids 5 and 8. WSCP have since revamped the ground floor as a space zone which was pretty cool. Clearly riding the Major Tim Peak CMG wave - I was surprised...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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, especially our Fantastic Forces live science show, and appreciate your kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The science museum is a great trip with kids. We have a two year old and he absolutely loved it. There are so many experiments to play with and it is really geared towards kids. Whilst my son got a lot out of it, older...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 yourself and your son enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to welcoming you back again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole place needs a really good clean. A lot of the exhibits are broken and filthy. The cost to get in is astronomical and no handily ticket option is available. We were so looking forward to going after last time but it really is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 sorry to hear that you felt your disappointed by your visit here. After a recent investment to transform the ground floor...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve driven past this many many times and already wondered what it was but on a recommendation, thought we should finally pay it a visit We’ve been missing out, don’t make the same mistake! Note: if you book a few days in advance on their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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, especially the planetarium experience, and we look forward to welcoming you...More

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Noblueshoes
1 January 2019|
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Response from SheWh0Heals | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. The ticket advisor asked if we wanted to go in there when we bought our tickets. I hope you enjoy it. We really enjoyed the film.
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Lou C
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Response from Moreteavicar13 | Reviewed this property |
Two years is certainly too young. Maybe 6 and upwards.
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Response from Wandering840 | Reviewed this property |
Yes good for all ages!
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