Herstmonceux Castle & Observatory Science Centre

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Herstmonceux Castle & Observatory Science Centre

Sunday August 20th 2017, 12:00pm

Wartling Road, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN

(Google Map)

Fancy a tour around Herstmonceux Castle, a beautiful moated castle, and a science and astronomy tour around the original Greenwich Observatory Science Centre with maybe lunch or afternoon tea, plus an exhibition of Zimbabwean Sculpture.  Then come and join the West Surrey Group in East Sussex.

The organised group tour includes entrance and guided tours of both the castle and the observatory and the Zimbabwean art exhibition is in the castle grounds. The meeting point will be the Chestnuts Tea Room at Herstmonceux Castle at 12 noon.  There’ll hopefully be time between the tours for tea in the observatory café or afterwards before we go home.

Travel: By train, it takes between 75 to 90 minutes from London Victoria to Polegate station.  We can arrange car sharing if required, please let me know if you need to share or can provide one!  If anyone needs to be collected from the station you’ll need to arrive at Polegate station by 11:30am.
By Car, please enter the castle via Wartling Road and follow directional signage or view the Google Maps link above to see the location.

Event Timings:

  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm arrive at the Chestnuts Tea Room
  • 01:30pm – 2:30pm Castle guided tour
  • 02:30pm – 3:30pm Castle gardens and meetup at the Observatory Tea Room
  • 03:30pm – 4:30pm (approx.) Observatory tour
  • 04:30pm – 5:30pm relax in the Observatory Tea Room

Cost: £13.50, includes the castle and observatory entrance and guided tours (based on a group rate). Please send payment to the Kenric bank account using the reference castle.

Please register your interest via email: editor@kenric-uk.club.

For more details:
www.herstmonceux-castle.com & www.the-observatory.org

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