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“Great spot, great staff”
Review of Perth Observatory

Perth Observatory
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Bickley
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Western Australia's oldest observatory is located 25km east of Perth in Bickley. The Observatory has served the state of WA for over 120 years and remains actively involved in the service of public education. In recognition of its scientific, cultural and historical significance, the Observatory was entered on the state's Heritage Register in 2005. The Perth Observatory is part of the Department of Parks and Wildlife and is run by the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group Inc. The Observatory is open for group day tours and night sky tours. Visit our website for information about our night sky viewing and group day tours.
Reviewed July 19, 2013

The observatory is the oldest of its kind in the Southern hemisphere, the exhibits are good, and the staff is both knowledgeable and welcoming. They're also very flexible: the night I visited was partly cloudy - it even rained for a short while! - and the staff had to fall back on showing us other objects than the ones planned. Overall, thoroughly recommended!

1  Thank KlimtEastwood
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Apart from it being a freezing night that we visited, the whole experinec was fantastic. Took the family and they all loved it and can't wait to go back again. Staff were extremely knowledgeable and eager to share their knowledge

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

This place was really interesting and I was really impressed by the location and the fabulous photos ect

1  Thank Dee R
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

The Old Observatory is open for public tours on occasions but National Trust members can get in most times to check the place out. Home of the National Trust administration the Observatory has been well conserved, is excellent in its presentation and remains a heritage icon for Perth.

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