Parking Information

Parking at the Centre


Disabled bays are available at the top of the main car park (level access to main entrance) and also closer to the Centre if you follow the road around to the left (access via a short flight of steps or sloping path).

Parking Charges:

A parking charge of £2 applies 7 days a week from 08:00 - 17:00 and our parking meters accept both cash and card payments. We have introduced a parking fee to help the charity offset the cost of caring for and protecting its natural landscape within the South Downs National Park.

Motorcycles can park free of charge.

Free parking for Annual Pass holders - please clearly display your permit on your dashboard. If you have forgotten your permit, you will be issued with a dated paper ticket for that day only.

Please do not park in the Holiday Inn car park - this parking is reserved for Holiday Inn customers only. Thank you. 

Park and Ride - this service will be running on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 

Our park and ride service runs from ZONE 7 at St Catherine's Park & Ride, SO23 9NP. 

We recommend to adding approximately 20 minutes to your proposed arrival time at Winchester Science Centre to allow for the journey. The first bus will leave at 10 am with the last bus leaving the Centre at 5:15 pm. If you are planning to arrive after 2pm please head directly to the Science Centre.

Parking charges at the park and ride are between £1.50 and £3.00 depending on the day (it's free on Sundays) and your time of arrival. Please purchase a ticket in the usual way. You will be issued with a two part ticket. Put one part in the window of your car and retain the other portion. When you reach Winchester Science Centre, present your ticket and we will refund the cost of parking. If you pay using your phone please show this to us.

Look out for the dedicated Winchester Science Centre buses. Do not board the green single-deckers which will take you into Winchester.