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Island Planetarium

Fort Victoria Country Park Westhill Lane | Westhill Lane, Yarmouth PO41 0RR, England
+44 1983 761555
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Stargazing weekend...

Well the weather hasn't been kind BUT Paul and Andrew have filled the time with fantastic... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2014
Karen M
via mobile
A bit disappointing

My wife and I came away from the Planetarium feeling a bit disappointed. We felt that the show was... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2014
RojBlake
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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 Moon to the depth of outer space in our ASTRODOME 360 STAR-THEATRE. Make sure you leave time to explore the various space-science displays and exhibition dedicated the great scientist/inventor Robert Hooke, born in Freshwater in 1635.
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  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
1 week ago
“Very interesting if a little tired.”
4 weeks ago
“Average”
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fort Victoria Country Park Westhill Lane | Westhill Lane, Yarmouth PO41 0RR, England
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+44 1983 761555
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Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

Well the weather hasn't been kind BUT Paul and Andrew have filled the time with fantastic information around the cosmology of stars, the universe and everything. I've managed to get the hang of some of the physics I've struggled with previously and feel like I've...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2014

My wife and I came away from the Planetarium feeling a bit disappointed. We felt that the show was quite short, and didn't really interest us, being all about the sun rather than the stars and planets we had been expecting. We didn't think it...More

1  Thank RojBlake
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Reviewed 12 September 2014

Our first attempt to go in was stopped by an IT failure - not their fault at all. We persisted and returned a bit later. Watched a show about the search for life in the solar system. Good enough but would rather have seen something...More

Thank Gordon R
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

My partner and me have just returned home from a wonderful weeks holiday on the IOW, The Island Planetarium was one of the stops. Not an easy place to visit if coming by bus, the Island Planetarium is a small venue seating around 25/30 people,...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

This was a hard one to rate. Overall the show was pretty informative ( we saw the one about constellations), the shop is fab with lots of affordable toys and stuff, there is a good display in the waiting area and the staff were really...More

1  Thank Bananas2013
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Small and compact but a good introduction to the history of astronomy on the island and a nice little show for adults and children.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Let's be clear: the Greenwich Royal Observatory (where our family loves to visit) this ain't. But what a treat to find a planetarium in tiny Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Before you go in there's a small shop selling cool space stuff and a...More

2  Thank Laura R
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Fort Victoria always had a bit of bad reputation as being run down but I am happy to see it restored to near its former glory. The Palnetarium is very small but at £4 for adults and less for children you will have paid a...More

2  Thank WightGoat
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Although quite small there is a wealth of information in the display area. Similarly small the Planetarium manages to be comfy to watch the show. It would however not be too good when full. All in all not too bad and worth what we paid.

1  Thank SouthernVectis
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

My wife is very 'into' space topics, so this was a must on our itinerary. The chap in charge is very pleasant and we had a look around at the items on display first, and then descended to the projection room. There were only four...More

Thank David M
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