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Binocular and telescope open weekend

Are you looking for new binoculars or a telescope, or looking to upgrade and don't know where to start? What magnification should you choose? How heavy are they? What's your budget? What do the numbers 8x30, 10x40 or 20-50x65 mean?

This event is the perfect opportunity to chat to the experts and try before you buy, to ensure that you choose the right equipment for you. We'll have the full range of RSPB and Viking products in stock, plus models from Swarovski, Leica, Nikon, Zeiss, Kowa and more.

We'll be joined this weekend by colleagues from Viking, Leica, Swarovski, Zeiss and Kowa.

Don't worry if you can't make it to one of the special events as there is always someone on hand in the Minsmere Shop to offer you expert advice and guidance.

No need to book. This event is free. Entry to the shop and cafe is free. Normal entry fees apply if you are visiting the nature reserve and hides.

This event will also include some free nature walks with award-winning photographer Harry Read. These walks are organised by Leica Optics and can be booked at

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