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Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre

Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre
Observatory Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH9 3HJMap
Blackford Hill
+44 131 668 8404
Neighborhood: Bruntsfield/Marchmont/Morningside
Overview

The Observatory offers great views of the city as well as the sky from the platform and through the telescopes. Primarily a research center for astronomers, the Observatory's exhibitions include astronomy activities for everyone. Hold a meteorite, see revolving Victorian telescope domes, explore the properties of light with hands-on exhibits, and use the telescopes to explore the night sky or check the sun for spots. The Observatory is informative and accessible regardless of your prior knowledge of the constellations. As the universe is stretched out before you, the intricacies of stars, supernovas and black holes are illuminated. Check website for more information including prices.

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Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM, Friday from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Type: Science & Technology, Other
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
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