"Fort Victoria always had a bit of bad reputation as being run down but I am happy to see it restored to near its former glory.
The Planetarium is very small but at £4 for adults and less for children you will have paid a lot more for a lot less. There is a small shop selling space related items mostly for kids and educational but they also have hand made jewellery and telescopes for starters to more experienced people. The staff are very friendly. Shows this time of year (August) are every 45mins from 1030 but there is a full timetable on their website and a chance to book and save 20%. They have different shows at different times so it is worth checking our their website if you want to see a certain show.
Before going into the planetarium there is a very small exhibition but a lot is packed in to a small space. Some of these are interactive such as seeing the different speeds planets orbit the earth and computers with educational space related software.
The planetarium is quite small and the seats a bit creaky but the show is approx 20mins long and very high quality. The sound system could do with a bit of an improvement but the commentary very clear despite this.
Access wise there are a couple steps down to the museum bit and then another two or three down to the planetarium. I am pretty sure if you were in a wheelchair you could access via the fire escape but I am not sure. Despite being disabled I managed the few stairs with no problems as there was a rail.
Overall it is a bit small and a bit rough round the edges but for the very low entry price it is worth while. The show we saw Welcome To The Universe we found very interesting but to young children or children without a big interest in space they might struggle to keep interested.
Fort Victoria also has an Aquarium, model railway and shipwreck exhibit. It has free parking and public toilets. There also has a cafe serving hot food. The best attraction though is to go on the sea side and you have a great view of the mainland and a busy maritime area.