Welcome to Mills Observatory

Mills Observatory

Britain’s first purpose-built public observatory enjoys a magnificent woodland setting on the summit of Balgay Hill. Watch stars and planets through our telescopes, or admire the scenery with some spectacular treetop vistas across the silvery Tay.

With fascinating space exploration and astronomical displays, planetarium shows and a fully computerised telescope that can detect 30,000 objects in the sky, there’s so much to see, do and learn! Our friendly staff are on hand to help and advise.

 Contact Details

Address
Mills Observatory
Glamis Road
Balgay Park
Dundee
DD2 2UB
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 Opening Hours

October 2017 November 2017 December 2017
Monday - Friday, 4pm - 10pm Monday - Friday, 4pm - 10pm Monday - Friday, 4pm - 10pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12:30pm - 4pm Saturday & Sunday, 12:30pm - 4pm Saturday & Sunday, 12:30pm - 4pm

 

January 2018 February 2018 March 2018
Monday - Friday, 4pm - 10pm Monday - Friday, 4pm - 10pm Monday - Friday, 4pm - 10pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12:30pm - 4pm Saturday & Sunday, 12:30pm - 4pm Saturday & Sunday, 12:30pm - 4pm

 Admission

Free. Please Note that a small charge will be made for booked group visits and public Planetarium shows.