The Herschel Museum of Astronomy was originally home to the Herschels, William and Caroline (a brother and sister duo) who have many achievements to their name – both were respected astronomers as well skilful musicians. Within this house (a beautifully maintained period-accurate Georgian townhouse), William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781! Even more impressively, he was using a telescope that he designed himself.
The Herschel Museum of Astrology offers the chance to experience the place where astrological history was changed forever, as well as a look into the fascinating lives of William and Caroline Herschel themselves – you can visit Herschel’s workshop for an insight into his process, take in his elegant music room and explore their radiant 18th Century formal garden where William Herschel made his legendary discovery! The Star Vault Astronomy auditorium offers even more captivating history via an award-winning film about the Herschels and their lasting impact on the scientific community. Come and visit the Herschel Museum of Astrology to unlock the secrets of an iconic pioneering astronomer and telescope maker.