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Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium

Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium

Island Planetarium, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR, South East

The car park at Fort Victoria is open to the public and an easily accessible observing site with dark skies and good cover from local light pollution.

The country park is also home to the Island Planetarium run by enthusiastic local astronomers. The planetarium is open every day during the summer — during winter stargazing events are held on evenings and weekends. A fantastic place to venture if holidaying on the Isle of Wight.


Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Location events organiser

West Wight Stargazing Group

West Wight Stargazing Group organises events at this location

Please contact West Wight Stargazing Group directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 21/05/22

    16° 1%
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  • 22/05/22

    10° 18%
  • 22/05/22

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Weather forecast for Yarmouth (1.0 miles away) updated 21/05/22 at 20:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium. View these events on a calendar.

  • West Wight Stargazing Club

    Tuesday 7th June 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium, Yarmouth, PO41 0RR

    More info
  • West Wight Stargazing Club

    Tuesday 5th July 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium, Yarmouth, PO41 0RR

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  • West Wight Stargazing Club

    Tuesday 2nd August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium, Yarmouth, PO41 0RR

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  • West Wight Stargazing Club

    Tuesday 6th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium, Yarmouth, PO41 0RR

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  • Stargazing Weekend at Island Planetarium – September 2022

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 19:30pm to Sunday 25th September 2022 22:15pm

    Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium, Yarmouth, PO41 0RR

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  • West Wight Stargazing Club

    Tuesday 4th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium, Yarmouth, PO41 0RR

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