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Armagh Astronomy Centre and Planetarium

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Address: College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 3752 3689
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Discover the mysteries of the Universe when you visit this Planetarium's...

Discover the mysteries of the Universe when you visit this Planetarium's Star-Theatre, where digital projectors allow visitors to time travel through the galaxies.

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we had a great afternoon here the exhibits and the show were great for adults and children staff friendly

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 November 2016
sunbeam47
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to take young kids - great activity area and plenty of choice in the star shows. The 'Christmas star' show used to be a tradition in our family and was great. Not so good for anyone else anymore. The galleries are a pale imitation of what they once were. Good range of interactive stuff. Plenty of meteorites. Very... More 

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with grandchildren aged 3 and 5 and we had s great day out Kids loved the creative activities and there were special video presentations for their age range Well worth visiting but cafe very basic

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Thank HenryHull
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to see the "into the blue" show and was not disappointed! Very interesting!! Inspired us to go stargazing that night. Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Amy W
Celbridge, Kildare, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We found this place an tripadvisor.. interesting things about space an satellites etc . We paid small fee to go into the dome where a travel through space displayed across the dome. Was prefty cool.. made rockets out of bottles and cardboard and rocketed them using pressure jet.. kids were loving if..

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Thank Karl O
england
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

we had a great afternoon here the exhibits and the show were great for adults and children staff friendly

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Thank sunbeam47
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Great time with kids as they have activity rooms open and digital shows for kids and adults and lots more staff very friendly.

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Thank Gareth S
Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A really good experience , from the exhibits to the shows as well as the park walk around the back to the Observatory . my only complaint is that it doesn't open on a Sunday which for me is the best day to bring a family

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great afternoon here. The theatre show was actually very good and my kids really enjoyed it. It is narrated by staff and quite interactive. We made rockets and fired them into the air using a pressure system afterwards. We enjoyed a walk around the grounds also. All in all good fun for family.

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Thank David B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent day out in Armagh followed by a great lunch at poppy smiths...Very informative and enjoyable visit to the planeterium cant wait until my son is old enough to enjoy with us highly recommended 👍

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went to show here was absolutely great both for adults and children. Lots of information and things to see on displays.

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