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Kielder Observatory

Closed Now: 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Open today: 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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AMAZING Space Kids

We went up to the observatory for the space kids two hour session and had an amazing time! The... read more

Reviewed today
Escrick, United Kingdom
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Aurora Night

We had a really interesting and informative night here; there was some light cloud so we couldn't... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leicester, 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 today via mobile

We went up to the observatory for the space kids two hour session and had an amazing time! The staff were knowledgeable without being too techie and really good with the children. The programme had a good balance between enough information and things to do,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a really interesting and informative night here; there was some light cloud so we couldn't see the full glory of a Kielder dark sky, however the full moon looked stunning through the telescope. There are extra talks for cloudy evenings and all the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on a family trip and the whole evening was really engaging. Listening to people who love their specialist field really brings space alive. All the better that they can get children looking through the big space telescopes whilst daylight to see stars and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly fantastic evening star gazing... so informative and the Staff were superb. Will definitely go back and recommend a visit to anyone

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On holiday in the area and thought this was a must visit especially as my other half was very keen. Unfortunately the weather was not in our favour and we never got to see any stars but these things happen and it is Britain! The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought my hubby this night time experience for Christmas. On following the signs we turned into the woodland road, it is about 2 miles from the main road to the Observatory. On arrival we were met by Dan, Dan and Natasha - all really friendly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I attended on 05.04.19 at 5pm, it was a clear day but extremely cold. The talk was interesting and engaging and there was a chance to ask questions. As it was still light we could only view the sun through the telescope...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Charlotte S
PattiP452, Manager at Kielder Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Charlotte Thank you for your feed back which is always appreciated and helps us ensure we offer the best possible experience for our guests. I'm sorry about the temperature of the room, I'm not sure what happened on this occasion as we usually have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the observatory last night and were unprepared for how superb the staff and centre would be. The guides (all very qualified) were so interesting and allowed lots of hands on use of the telescopes. But the icing on the cake was the introductory...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank virginiaStewart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We first visited the observatory approximately 7 years ago and enjoyed it, well on several occasions since we have looked at booking again with family when they have come to visit but always found it fully booked, well we were able to book places for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AndrewC1968
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I visited the observatory to learn about how to find and discover the Aurora Borealis. The evening was very informative and pitched at a level that was very easy to understand and follow. On a separate evening in the same week, I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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January 17, 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
December 27, 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
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December 25, 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.