Quiet Hour

Our dedicated quiet hours provide an opportunity to experience the Science Centre in a calm and relaxed environment, developed for children with sensory sensitivities and their families.

Explore the exhibition floor at your own pace, without the hustle and bustle! Our quiet sessions include some special adjustments to make your visit more comfortable and enjoyable:    

-         We will not be open to the general public

-         Lighting levels will be lowered where possible

-         No tannoy announcements will be made during the hour         

-         Additional sensory activities will be running

-         Extra relaxed screenings will be showing in the planetarium. See our planetarium listings page for more information.

-         Our team of Inspirers will be on hand to help

Following the quiet hour, visitors are welcome to stay for the whole day. 

Dates and Times


TASTER SESSION - Tuesday 29 October: 17:15 – 18:15 (Our first Quiet Hour is running as a free taster session. If you haven't visited us before, this is a fantastic opportunity for you and your family to see what the Science Centre has to offer.)

Thursday 14 November: 16:15* – 17:15

Friday 20 December: 08:30 – 09:30


Wednesday 22 January: 16:15* – 17:15

Monday 17 February: 17:15 – 18:15

Wednesday 15 April: 08:30 - 09:30

*Please note that although the official quiet hour start time is 16:15, we expect the centre to be relatively quiet from 2pm onwards on these days.

We do hope you enjoy this new initiative. Please do provide any feedback to our team on the day. 


Please visit the Accessibility page to see our Accessibility Statement and Social Story.

For any further questions or comments please email access@winchestersciencecentre.org or call 01962 863 791

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