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Visit Orwell Park Observatory

Larger map of entrances to the observatory.

Observatory Tours

Observatory tours provide an opportunity for individuals to visit Orwell Park Observatory.

Observatory tour on YouTube.

The date of the next tour is TBA. Details will be posted here when known.

All tours and visits are CANCELLED until further notice.

Group Visits

We open Orwell Park Observatory by arrangement for visits by groups (e.g. social clubs, Scouts, hobby groups, etc). Group visits are generally organised for Thursday evenings, starting at 8.15pm.

Group visits must be booked in advance. We ask you to book in good time - we cannot accommodate last-minute requests!

We charge £50 for a visit by an adult group and £30 for a youth group.

Email us to arrange a group visit at tour@oasi.org.uk. Please indicate the number of visitors and provide a contact email address and telephone number.

About Observatory Tours And Group Visits

For observatory tours and group visits, enter at green marker.

Two or more experienced members of OASI are assigned to host each observatory tour and group visit. They will generally cover the following topics, although these can be varied depending on the particular interests of visitors:


Open Days

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We hold observatory Open Days annually.

It is not necessary to book in advance for an Open Day - simply attend on the day.

We do not currently have a date for our next Open Day. Details will be published here when known.

Further information.   Previous Open Days.