Visit

This page contains information about the former Observatory sites to which there is a degree of public access. It also contains information about relevant exhibitions and other resources.

 

Former Observatory sites & outstations operating as visitor attractions

Greenwich
The equatorial group of telescopes at Herstmonceux (The Observatory Science Centre)
Herstmonceux Castle Gardens & Grounds
Deal Timeball Tower

 

Former Observatory sites & outstations bookable as a wedding or  function venue

Greenwich
Herstmonceux Castle & Grounds

 

Former Observatory  sites & outstations operating as a B&B

Lynchetts, Bradford-on-Avon (where the Chronometer Department was evacuated in WW2)

 

Former Observatory sites & outstations crossed by public footpaths

Herstmonceux Castle (several paths cross the estate)
    OS 1:25000 map showing footpaths (from Streetmap)

 

Former Observatory sites & outstations edged or part edged by a public footpath 

Abinger (north, south & west boundaries)
   OS 1:25000 map showing footpaths (from Streetmap)

Hartland (part of south & west boundaries)
   OS 1:25000 map showing footpaths (from Streetmap
)

 

Former Observatory sites to which there is no public access

Abinger
Bath (both Laggan & Ensleigh sites)
Hartland
Cape of Good Hope
Cambridge

 

Other museums with relevant collections

The Science Museum (London) has several telescopes and objects from the Observatory in its collections

 

Libraries & Archives

Click here for a list of libraries and archives holding relevant material