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Island Planetarium

Closed Now: 10:30 - 15:00
Open today: 10:30 - 15:00
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Very interesting if a little tired.

Well worth a visit, the displays are interesting, and tie in local scientists to the work of... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

The wife and I went to see. Much more my thing than hers. We had read the reviews so weren't... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Richard C
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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7 Aug 2018
“Very interesting if a little tired.”
15 Jul 2018
The Island Planetarium offers a fascinating journey through time & space; stimulating your imagination & mind, in our astrodome theatre & exhibition. This man-made Universe will take you places you have never been before, from the surface of the...more
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Fort Victoria Country Park Westhill Lane | Westhill Lane, Yarmouth PO41 0RR, England
+44 1983 761555
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Well worth a visit, the displays are interesting, and tie in local scientists to the work of others. But some of the models looked like airfix kits badly put together. And some of the interactive displays seemed to come out of the 1980s. The film...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The wife and I went to see. Much more my thing than hers. We had read the reviews so weren't expecting too much. It delivered not too much. It hasn't changed and is very much like the reviews say, a bit blurry, a bit dated,...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 16 June 2018

So informative and great to see the different star formations with someone explaining . Price was 6.50 very reasonable , but take a cardigan it was a bit chilly inside .

1  Thank val192017
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Group of kids 7 & under. Bit blurry quite interesting but the music could be less sinister for the little ones who are scared of the dark.

Thank 74wendyarich
Reviewed 30 September 2017

went to the planetarium waited to see the show ,it seemed a bit dated and although interesting it was a bit blurry on the dome ,with better tech this would be a better experience

Thank chrispy51
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The small museum area has a selection of older star gazing equipment and information. Not a lot to look at.. but enough. Going through into the planetarium itself you are greeted with an overwhelming smell of damp, fusty.. er.. old. The seats seemed ancient and...More

1  Thank MrShaw2015
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little place . My nephews have an interest in planets so was more for them rather than me but couldn't fault the displays etc . Also we got to see a 30 minute film about planets which was very good and...More

1  Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 28 June 2017

It was good looking at the night sky especially if you are interested in the night sky nice to see some chartsthat a boat might follow

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The building is a little sad and reeks of damp. A good number of the seats are broken and don't tilt back. The show itself would have been quite good if It hadn't been blurry and out of focus - slightly inexcusable given the technology...More

1  Thank HemelHempsteadNikki
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Wasn't really expecting much as this is quite a small attraction, but the show was really blurry which made it hard to watch. The show itself was quite interesting, maybe better for children than adults, definitely would've been better if it was so blurry. The...More

1  Thank Dominika K
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