Chapel St Leonards

Lincolnshire’s North Sea Observatory opening delayed

Setbacks have delayed the opening of Chapel St Leonards’ new £2 million marine observatory.

It was originally set to open on Friday, June 22 but snagging works will now have to be completed before Lincolnshire County Council can open the attraction to the public.

The UK’s first purpose-built marine observatory was supposed to open in Lincolnshire on Friday. Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economy and Place, said: “We are extremely disappointed that the opening of the North Sea Observatory will not go ahead as planned.

“The project has already been hampered by unforeseen circumstances, including the discovery of Second World War bombs and unknown historical sea defences, so this further delay is frustrating.”

“It’s a very unfortunate situation, but I can assure you that we will be pulling out all the stops to get this fantastic new attraction open to visitors as soon as we can.”

A new opening date will be confirmed by the end of the week.