Tring Astronomy Centre is a family business comprising of a real bricks and mortar shop and over 30 Years Experience in the field of Astronomy and Optics.
Jane and Neil have been passionate astronomers since childhood, and are very happy to share their wealth of experience and knowledge with both beginners and more experienced astronomers alike. They are particularly experienced in introducing the hobby to children through their outreach work, and Neil is also chairman of the Wycombe Astronomical Society.
The environment that they have created is very welcoming, and even includes a small lounge area - so often several customers call in at the weekend for a catch up and a coffee, and to chat to each other.
Their customer feedback speaks for itself and you can check out some of their independent customer testimonials on the links below;
Customer Testimonials via Trusted Shops
The Virtual Tour below is designed to give you a sneek preview of the shop, but it is a little out of date now, so you can expect to see a lot more telescopes in the shop now! but please feel free to have a nose around from the comfort of your Laptop or PC. Move your cursor around the image and click the arrows to move around the store.
As you can see Tring Astronomy Centre is all about stocking a wide range of Astronomy and Birding products so you can see and try them first. They think this is very important as you can't always get a sense of scale from a static internet image, and often the practicalities of size and weight are an important buying factor.
If you can't visit, don't worry Jane and Neil are always happy to help and advise by phone or email too.
Visting Tring Astromnomy Centre
Now you have had a virtual tour why not try the real thing? Jane and Neil always welcome visitors to their showroom in Tring and are happy to share a tea, coffee and a Hob Nob too! The normal opening hours are set out below but please bear in mind that there are often external events or shows that could cause closures during these times, so please keep an eye on the website. If in doubt call first, especially of you are planning a long journey.
Please Note we will be on annual leave and closed from Wednesday 26th August to Wednesday 2nd September Inclusive. Showroom visits can be booked from Thursday 3rd September onwards, subject to availability.
**Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm (usually closed on Wednesdays, call first)
**Saturdays 10.30am - 4pm
**Closed Wednesdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays
**We are please to confirm that from 16th July our showroom will be open strictly by appointment. This is out of respect for the distance many of our customers travel, so it gives certainty that they will be given the time that they need, that we can manage the number of people in the showroom at any one time, and allow for the necessary cleaning between visits.
We will ask all visitors to take a temperature check on arrival using a non contact infra red thermal device, and for a face mask or face covering to be worn for the duration of the visit. If you or any recent close contacts are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 we very respectfully ask you to refrain from visiting until a sufficient period of isolation has passed.
If you are happy with the above, please feel free to contact us by email or messenger to discuss booking an appointment.
Finding Tring Astronomy Centre
The Showroom is located in The Silk Mill Business Park which is off Brook Street in Tring Hertfordshire. The postcode for your Sat Nav is HP23 5EF.
When you enter The Silk Mill Business Park from Brook Street please turn to the left. Our unit (No 10) will be found at the bottom of the estate. Our showroom is on the first floor and is accessed via the metal staircase to the left of the building. If you are on foot we can also be accessed via a walkway directly from Brook Street.
We have our own parking bays right next to our showroom, which are Free for our customers to use. Very handy if you happen to be buying something in a big box or two! They have the number 7 (its our stiorage unit number) and a P on them. If there are cars already in them, feel free to block them in. It will be one of our cars, or a customer in the showroom already.