Winchester Science Centre will introduce new General Admission and parking charges from 16 July 2018


Winchester Science Centre will introduce a single ticket price for General Admission from Monday 16 July 2018, with up to 25% discount for visitors booking online in advance.

The charity was motivated to introduce this fair pricing structure to reward visitors for booking in advance and provide the same discount for all families, not just those booking three tickets or more.

Winchester Science Centre is an independent educational charity with a mission to make science available to all. By taking advantage of the online discounts, general entry is only £7.50 per person, representing a decrease in the cost for adults and an increase in the cost for children. Overall, based on the number of tickets sold it is expected that the new pricing structure will have little overall impact on the cost of a family visit. For example, 2 adults and 2 children booking online at least three days in advance will pay £30 for general admission using the new pricing structure, compared to £30.06 under the previous system when taking advantage of advance online booking and multiple ticket discounts.

One big difference is that families and individuals who are not eligible for the multi-ticket discount will enjoy the same savings as larger groups.

The new ticket price for General Admission is £10 per person, or £11 with Gift Aid. Those who Gift Aid their admission will receive a £1 voucher per person to spend in the shop or café.

Visitors will be able to save 25% by booking online at least three days in advance, or 10% the day before their visit. Planetarium tickets are sold separately for £3.50 per person when booked in the same transaction as General Admission. Standalone tickets cost £6.60.

Winchester Science Centre runs themed live shows and activities most weekends and during every school holiday. For those who are able to visit regularly an Annual Pass provides the best value for money.

A £2 parking charge will be introduced on 16 July 2018. This charge is made by Winchester Science Centre to support the care and maintenance of its green spaces within the South Downs National Park, including the cultivation of its wild flower meadow with Butterfly Conservation. Parking will remain free of charge for Annual Pass holders.