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Coats Observatory

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What a lovely old building

What a lovely old building, we visited here whilst up seeing relatives in Paisley. It's right in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hastings, United Kingdom
Coats Observatory

This place is very interesting, small but you actually have a tour guide giving you the complete... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
sue r
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely old building, we visited here whilst up seeing relatives in Paisley. It's right in the heart of the town centre and easy to get too.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

This place is very interesting, small but you actually have a tour guide giving you the complete history and o. Certain nights you can observe the stars thru the giant telescope.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank sue r
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Totally appalling customer service. Website states open to public tuesdays and sundays 11-1 and 2-4. Precise eh? So we travel down there and door is closed at 2.40 on Tuesday. Ring buzzer. Get spoken to through intercom to be told last tour started at 2.30....More

Date of experience: April 2018
6  Thank Julie C
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Great small local observatory, we are very lucky to have this in Paisley. If you get the chance go to one of the winter viewing evenings,to have a look out of the telescopes and wonder at the universe.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank cozzy134
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

A building donated by the coats family of paisley to the people of paisley is home to a fantastic historical telescope which is still in use today . visitors get to see the machinery in action .well worth a visit. Limited parking unfortunately.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank steviepatrick1710
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

Clean, well-preserved, passionate / knowledgeable staff, feel welcomed, it is surprised to use a telescope made in 1898 to view the moon. Beautiful, clean building, well-maintained, love the green tiles.

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank sandy5337
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Visited here on a spur of the moment decision whilst walking past with a friend. We dragged ourselves up the hill in the pouring rain only to find we should have gone to the museum to go on the tour. However, we pushed the intercom...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank eileenc955
Reviewed September 4, 2017

This is one of only a few observatories open to the public in Scotland. There are three free daily tours of the observatory via the museum. Matt the guide was super and his enthusiasm for astronomy as well as the history of the 1883 building...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

So good , people are helpful . Looking through that amazing telescope with the roof open πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜and it is all free

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Pauline B
Reviewed June 16, 2017

We were invited to join the guided tour while visiting the very interesting museum. The guide was very informative and pleasant; willing to answer any questions. Following the tour we watched a video presentation in the ( tiny) planetarium, which lasted about half an hour,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank cosmiclaw
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