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Coats Observatory

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49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley PA1 2DE, Scotland
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Great Paisley Attraction

Wee gem in the town centre, I really like this place. Great on a dark night and boasts its own... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2013
Paisley, United Kingdom
Very interesting

It's like an adventure. Even though cloudy night they projected and described stars - very... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2013
Fraser M
Paisley, United Kingdom
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49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley PA1 2DE, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Wee gem in the town centre, I really like this place. Great on a dark night and boasts its own planetarium if the sky is too cloudy to see put big telescope. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

It's like an adventure. Even though cloudy night they projected and described stars - very informative. Can't wait to go on clear night!

1  Thank Fraser M
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Excellent 1 hour tour; do it! History and technology - ace. Entry thru museum, also do tues and thurs evening stargazing in the evenings; brilliant.

Thank HarveysonLogging
Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

you get a tour round the observatory, with the guide happy to answer questions and let you linger on things you find interesting. the planetarium show was excellent, very interesting and descriptive of what happens in the night sky. they also have solar viewings held...More

Thank Whimage
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We would like to Thank our 2 Guides at the Observatory. They were really Kind and gave us a detailed tour of the Observatory and even led us to Paisley Museum. Congratulation for a very well kept place (Observatory and Museum) We miss a lot...More

Thank MaltaStorm
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Interesting Victorian observatory including 10inch telescope. Lots and lots of stairs ! Check opening times on the Council web site - it's not always open.

1  Thank naibr
Reviewed 29 July 2013

If the skys are clear and they open the roof you are in for a time travelling experience, the climb is a bit steep but incredible building If you are in Paisley a must see.

Thank Iain A
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Although it's been some time since we visited mostly because we live in Paisley we remember it well for the most interesting and surprising amount of information that can be gained from this pretty much almost forgotten building.

Thank Liz_030550
Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

If looking for something free to do in paisley then this is a place to go. Not really for younger kids.

Thank louise m
Reviewed 26 June 2013 via mobile

A winter viewing extravaganza watching Jupiter and her moons from the large telescope on the roof. You have to queue and it can take an hour to get in as only about 8 can fit in the room. The superb Council staff do set up...More

Thank GBCScotland
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