Wessex Astronomical Society


The Durlston Astronomy Centre

Durlston Country Park is located just south of Swanage in Dorset. The Astronomy Centre consists of a telescope housed in its own observatory dome, together with supporting facilities for talks and lectures in the close-by Learning Centre. It is supported by the Ranger staff at the Country Park and by members of the Wessex Astronomical Society.

To get to Durlston: Proceed to Swanage town centre and follow the brown Leisure signs. Postcode for satavs BH19 2JL. When you arrive at the park go to the second car park for the Learning Centre.

Next Event:
Events are cancelled until further notice

Entrance charge: £3 adults, £2 children.

Check here or phone Alan on 01929 422961 after 4.30 pm, or Durlston on 01929 424443, if the weather looks uncertain.
Current Forecasts: BBC
or Met Office

Feedback: If you have been to a recent event you are welcome to give any thoughts on what we could do to make them better, please do so by E-mail to

Durlston Country Park, Rangers - 01929 424443 or
Durlston Country Park, Rangers (on the day of an event) - 01929 427965
Alan Jefferis - 01929 422961 or