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 November December
Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 10.00pm Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 10.00pm Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 10.00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12.30pm to 4.00pm Saturday & Sunday, 12.30pm to 4.00pm Saturday & Sunday, 12.30pm to 4.00pm

 

January 2016 February 2016 March 2016
Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 10.00pm Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 10.00pm Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 10.00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12.30pm to 4.00pm Saturday & Sunday, 12.30pm to 4.00pm Saturday & Sunday, 12.30pm to 4.00pm

 Admission

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