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Mills Observatory

Address: Glamis Rd, Balgay Park, Dundee DD2 2UB, Scotland
Phone Number: 01382 435967
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Ranked #14 of 22 Attractions in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Landmarks
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Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We went there on a winters night, hoping to take a peak through the telescope. Unfortunately it was too cloudy - it seems conditions need to be absolutely perfect otherwise the telescope will be out of action during your visit. We wandered round for ten minutes, looking at the displays, then left. I now live practically next door to the... More 

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Dundee, Scotland
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39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Me and the other half decided to come to the Mills Observatory for a "romantic date" however, sadly the clouds had been cast and there was nothing to see. Security told us we can have a look around which we decided to do since it wouldn't be a complete waste. There is very little to see; some telescopes with some... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Not much to do here. Few things to look at when during the day. Nothing exciting at all. When you go at night during the right time of year then you can look through the telescope but be sure to check online for opening times to save a disappointing trip.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wish we had an Observatory in Lincoln. This place is a hidden gem and well worth seeking out opening times. Really interesting even if youre not Prof Brian Cox!

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Dundee uk
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have never visited at night but during the day it is still very interesting for all ages. There is an interesting planet trail leading to it and Balgay Hill itself is well worth a visit.

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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Went to this after much nagging from me. I wanted to visit to relive my childhood. We were very pleasantly surprised. Excellent place for all the family to visit. Friendly and helpful staff and volunteers. We are certainly coming back in the winter!!!!!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Friendly, enthusiastic extremely knowledgeable staff.What an incredible experience when they crank back the victorian mechanical ceiling to reveal the entire night sky. Not to be missed and it's free!

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Perth, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Went with 3 others after a quick look online to see what was about. Interesting place if you're into stars etc but limited things to look at in the day. Very small place, various different exhibits and a small shop type thing. Would have liked someone to talk us through things but there was a distinct lack of people about.... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This month take yourself up to the Mills Observatory to see the wonders of The Universe. Breathtaking display. Make sure you go on a clear night. November is my favourite month for sky watching.

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This place is genuinely magical. Friendly and enthusiastic amateur astronomers really make a visit to this special place come alive. What a privilege and treat to see the moon and the stars in such stunning detail. Dundee is so lucky to have this place.

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