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Kielder Observatory

Closed Now: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Amazing stars

We were booked in for the introduction star gazing but it was a rainy evening. Went up the long... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Eye Opening

Sadly, it was torrential rain when we visited but the staff and volunteers were superb and went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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The Kielder Observatory is a centre for public outreach in the science of astronomy and physics. It serves to promote the universe to our guests, enabling people from all walks of life and levels of interest to access the visual splendour of the...more
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Black Fell, Kielder NE48 1EJ, England
+44 191 265 5510
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Are you a serious gambler and don't mind loosing money if so book for this event. The bottom line is you really are at the risk of the elements and if you get bad weather the night is a waste unless you are a real...More

Thank Spottydog2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were booked in for the introduction star gazing but it was a rainy evening. Went up the long track in heavy rain thinking this was NOT a good idea. How wrong can you be? The talk about the planets was good but the amazing...More

Thank annrP122AS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked to go to an evening event for my hubby's birthday as he's an avid stargazer. Unfortunately the clouds were against us and we didn't get to see any stars only those on screens. We do understand that the weather is beyond anyone's control...More

Thank Holly T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's face facts, you go to the observatory for the opportunity to gaze into the night sky. No-one can control the weather, but to charge the full price on a cloudy wet night is not on. The staff doing the presentations were very knowledgeable and...More

Thank jmak1975
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly, it was torrential rain when we visited but the staff and volunteers were superb and went into great detail about the universe before showing us round the observatory. We got the chance to look at the telescopes as well as at samples of moon...More

Thank swiss_r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the observatory late October, we were incredibly lucky as the sky was completely clear and the moon was bright. This gave us incredible views of the late, night sky. We were able to take close up shots of the moon. The staff were very...More

1  Thank JMadsen76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Uranus in Opposition event on Tuesday and it was a brilliant experience. We saw Uranus and many other stars through the telescope and the boys doing all of the talks were informative and interesting. Wrap up warm though, it’s freezing, the...More

Thank Jamie-and-Heather
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were not sure the weather was going to let the night we had booked happen. It was very icy and had been very cloudy. Lucky the clouds cleared and the Observatory team are set up, where possible, to transport visitors from the lower car...More

Thank Pinkstitch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our 10 year old to visit the Observatory and what an experience. Never seen skies like it! We got to view Saturn through one of the 3 telescopes you can use. Unfortunately we never got the the 3rd as a mist came...More

1  Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did night time astrophotography event with my 15 year old son. Amazing experience. He got amazing pics. Fantastic, friendly, helpful team. Tip: if you’ve got tickets for an event then don’t park at the first car park on the right; the observatory car park for...More

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Hannah H
18 January 2018|
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Response from tweettub63 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure you wont feel out on a limb as there is usually loads going on at the event. We had many single people at our event and they seemed to enjoy all the activities , they just joined in all they different activities... More
28 December 2017|
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Response from malj426 | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure we never saw any dogs. Best call and check. As it's usually late evening I suspect it may be a no Hope that helps
dee s
25 December 2017|
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Response from yazandsteve | Reviewed this property |
We took loads of photos but definitely no flash as it will ruin the lighting.